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US set to formalise end of combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year




The United States and Iraq are expected to formalise the end of Washington’s combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year and continue the transition toward training and advising Iraqi forces, US officials said on Thursday.There are currently 2,500 US troops in Iraq focusing on countering the remnants of Islamic State. The move is not expected to have a major impact since the United States has already moved toward focusing on training Iraqi forces.But the announcement, set to come after US…



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