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The future presence of 150 000 US troops in Iraq has been approved by the Iraqi cabinet in a security pact with the US governing, said officials. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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An agreement, allowing the US to operate in Iraq beyond this year, includes that they must provide a “clear timeline” to withdraw its troops, said on Sunday Hoshiyar Zebari (photo, from pukmedia.com), Iraq’s foreign minister. (more…)

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Barack Obama and Iraqi prime minister have met, during the US Democratic presidential candidate first visit to Baghdad, as part of a major foreign tour.

If he is elected president in November, the Illinois senator will advocate pulling out US combat troops within 16 months. (more…)

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Hamid Karzai (photo), president of Afghanistan, and Barack Obama, US Democratic presidential candidate, have met, on the second day of his tour of the country.

A day after he arrived in Afghanistan, as part of a congressional delegation, the Illinois senator met US troops at a military base in Kabul, the Afghan capital, before meeting Hamid Karzai. (more…)

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The White House said that the US and Iraq have agreed to seek “a general time horizon”, for the withdrawal of American troops.

On Friday, Dana Perino, the White House spokeswoman, said that the US president, George W. Bush, and Nuri al-Maliki (photo, from lefigaro.fr), the Iraqi prime minister, had agreed not to set an “arbitrary date for withdrawal”. (more…)

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Ground troops will have mostly finished combat operations in Iraq by the middle of 2009, said Lieutenant-General James Dubik (photo), a senior US army officer.

His remarks came as the White House said it was opposed to the request made by Baghdad of setting an “arbitrary” date for pulling out troops, as part of a security agreement that is being negociated currently. (more…)

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For the first time, Nuri al-Maliki (photo, from topnews.in), Iraq’s prime minister has publicly called for a US troop withdrawal timetable.

On Monday, he said that provisions for the withdrawal of American troops should be included in a military agreement the two countries are negotiating. (more…)

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