French forces pulled out of Iraq according to the agreement signed with the government, according to the Iraqi army.
French soldiers participating in the international antiterrorist coalition led by the United States, left the territory of Iraq. On Wednesday, March 25, reports the Iraqi news Agency with reference to press Secretary of the commander of the Iraqi army, Lieutenant-General Abdel Karim Khalaf.
According to him, “the French troops left the territory of Iraq and evacuated the air base of the international coalition.” Khalaf noted that “the French forces pulled out of Iraq according to the agreement signed with the Iraqi government.”
Earlier in February, the Committee on defense and security of the Iraqi Parliament, said that the international coalition forces headed by the U.S., stopped operations in Iraq and preparing to evacuate its troops from the country. At the same time the television channel Al Jazeera reported that France, Germany and Australia has already submitted to the joint command of the Iraqi army requests about preparation for the withdrawal of the army from Iraq.
We will remind, in February, the defense Ministers of the countries participating in NATO approved the renewal and extension of training mission against ISIS in Iraq.