Iraq PM: No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after IS

The plan was simple.

An Iraqi official told Stars and Stripes about five bases near Mosul and the Iraq-Syria border where it would make the most sense to station United States soldiers.

The Islamic State group claimed the attack.

U.S. military officials said they are more confident they can reach a SOFA agreement this time, but any potential deal is still riddled with uncertainties. The increased returns are likely the result of a gradual restoration of basic services, including education, electricity, and safe drinking water, as well as the resumption of local markets in eastern Mosul neighborhoods. "This is the game that we play, this is the challenge that we go through every day".

Iraqi commanders said on Friday that the military forces pushed further into Mosul from the north on the second day of a new push to speed up the almost seven-month attempt to dislodge Daesh.

A typical conversation between Browning and Maliki would go like this: "What are you seeing on the screen?"

U.S. Air Force Col. John Dorrian briefs reporters at the Pentagon.

A USA soldier who was killed by an improvised explosive device in the city last week was described as part of "advise-and-assist" support to Iraqi troops by Mr. Trump and others have criticized the Obama administration for agreeing to what they say was a too-hasty US withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, with Islamic State eventually filling the security vacuum three years later.

Col. John Dorrian, a spokesman for the USA -led coalition, said coalition troops are not permanently stationed at the base but were in the area when the attack occurred.

The government denies having any deals with any foreign country on keeping troops in Iraq post ISIL.

Such an agreement would underscore how the fight against IS has drawn the U.S. into a deepening role in Iraq.

Jafar al-Husseini, a representative from the Kataib Hezbollah militia - who are closely linked to Iran - said the army and paramilitaries were strong enough to defend Iraq themselves. Not too long, we hope.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that no U.S. combat troops will stay in the country after the fight against the Islamic State is concluded. Basri was the IS leader for Mosul's Mesherfa and al-Haramat areas, Iraqi News reported.

They hold daily discussions on operations and determine what US forces can do to help, which may involve providing imagery, intelligence, air strikes, or ground fire.

The images showed the attacker inside the vehicle before he carried out the attack targeting Iraqi forces, the vehicle advancing on its target and the detonation he purportedly orchestrated.