Maliki sees Iraq 'independent' with US combat role end

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Iraq had gained independence with the end of U.S. combat attacks.

Maliki sees Iraq 'independent' with US combat role end

 

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Tuesday Iraq had gained independence with the end of U.S. combat attacks.

"Iraq today is sovereign and independent," Maliki told Iraqis in a televised address to mark the U.S. military's transition into a force that assists and advises rather than leads the fight across country.

"Our security forces will take the lead in ensuring security and safeguarding the country and removing all threats that the country has to weather, internally or externally," Maliki said.
 

Reuters

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