The US-led coalition is to scale back its operations in Baghdad after an order from Iraq’s parliament.
A letter, seen by the Reuters news agency, says the US will “reposition forces” over the coming days and weeks.
While some Arab new channels are claiming it means a full withdrawal, Sky News understands US forces will remain in the country.
“US forces will be remaining in Iraq,” says Sky’s Mark Stone.
“We understand around 1,100 forces in the green zone in Baghdad will be thinned out by a half or so. Some will be relocated within in Iraq, others in Kuwait.
“The plan we’re told is that at some stage they will come back. The rest of the coalition forces in Iraq will remain.”
Source : Sky News