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    Turkey must withdraw immediately all its troops from Iraq without any preconditions

    CAIRO (Sputnik) Turkey must withdraw immediately all its troops from Iraq without any preconditions, a statement unanimously adopted by members of the Arab League said Thursday.

    "The Arab League condemns Turkey for its military incursion into the Iraqi territory and demands that the Turkish government withdraw its troops immediately and without any preconditions," the statement said.

    On December 4, Turkey deployed about 150 troops and 25 tanks to the Bashiqa camp in the northern Iraqi province, without Baghdad’s approval, allegedly as part of an international mission to train and equip Iraqi forces to fight Daesh, also known as ISIL/The Islamic State.


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