BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Iraqi authorities is forming a committee to arrange the closing down of the U.S.-led worldwide coalition’s mission within the nation, Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani’s workplace stated on Friday.

Sudani’s assertion got here a day after a U.S. strike killed a militia chief in Baghdad, prompting anger amongst Iran-aligned teams which demanded the federal government finish the presence of the coalition in Iraq.

“Authorities is setting the date for the beginning of the bilateral committee to place preparations to finish the presence of the worldwide coalition forces in Iraq completely,” a press release from the prime minister’s workplace stated.

The committee would come with representatives of the navy coalition, a authorities official stated.

The U.S. navy launched Thursday’s strike in retaliation towards current assaults on U.S. personnel, the Pentagon stated.

The USA has 900 troops in Syria and a couple of,500 in Iraq on a mission it says goals to advise and help native forces making an attempt to forestall a resurgence of Islamic State, which in 2014 seized massive components of each international locations earlier than being defeated.

Iran-aligned militia teams in Iraq and Syria oppose Israel’s marketing campaign within the Gaza Strip and maintain the U.S. partly accountable.

Sudani has restricted management over some Iran-backed factions, whose help he wanted to win energy a 12 months in the past and who now kind a strong bloc in his governing coalition.

“We stress our agency place in ending the existence of the worldwide coalition after the justifications for its existence have ended,” Sudani was quoted as saying within the assertion.

Islamic State claimed accountability on Thursday for 2 explosions in Iran that killed practically 100 folks and wounded scores at a memorial for prime commander Qassem Soleimani.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Tala Ramadan; Enhancing by Nick Macfie)

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