On August 8. 2020, a Trump administration official announced that he will increase troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan.

According the Times of Israel, the Trump administration official informed reporters that Trump is expected to make the announcement on August 9 regarding the Iraq withdrawal. The Afghanistan withdrawal announcement is supposed to come in the next few days.

Back during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi in August, Trump revealed that American troops would be taken out of Iraq, although he did not provide a concrete timetable for the withdrawal.

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