The international coalition fighting Da'esh has announced the suspension of its military activities in Iraq to focus on protecting Iraqi bases hosting the coalition members, in a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday.
"Although military activities are currently suspended, other activities (training with partners and supporting their operations against ISIS) will continue naturally, including combating harmful ISIS propaganda, stabilizing, and disrupting funding," the statement said.
The statement added: "We are awaiting further clarification regarding the legal nature and impact of the decision on foreign forces, which are no longer allowed to remain in Iraq, which was approved by the Iraqi parliament on Sunday, January 5."
It concluded: "We believe that it is in the common interests of all coalition partners, including Iraq, to continue fighting against ISIS."
Last week saw dangerous developments in the context of the US-Iran conflict, and military operations that took place on Iraqi soil, starting with the killing of a prominent leader at the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, with an US drone, and ending with Iran hitting American military targets.
Source: Jordan News Agency