News: US Coalition; We will not leave Iraq
Cole Harper, a spokesman for the US-led International Coalition against ISIS, claimed that the coalition had no military base in Iraq.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, Harper said that US coalition forces stationed at the Ain al-Assad bases in Anbar, Erbil in the Kurdistan Region, and the Joint Operations Center in Baghdad.
“Some of the attacks are done on centers where elements of the US coalition stationed,” he said. “It’s Iraq and the Peshmerga.”
“The international coalition will not leave Iraq, but according to the Iraqi government, its role will change from a war to an advisor,” he said. “So, staying in Iraq – with this new role – was done at the request of Baghdad.”