France has withdrawn its troops from Iraq, deployed as part of a U.S.-led coalition against the Daesh/ISIS terror group, according to local Iraqi media.
The French forces’ departure came after agreements with Baghdad, Iraq’s official news agency INA quoted Abdel-Karim Khalaf, a spokesman for Iraq’s caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, as saying.
Khalaf did not give any details on the reason of the withdrawal.
Iraq has been roiled by mass protests since early October over poor living conditions and corruption, forcing Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to resign.
More than 600 people have been killed and 17,000 injured in the