Iraq urges Turkey to 'immediately' withdraw troops

December 5, 2015 12:32 PM

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Turkis­h troops were sent to Nineve­h, in an area curren­tly contro­lled by Kurdis­h forces but also claime­d by Baghda­d

BAGHDAD: Baghdad demanded on Saturday the immediate withdrawal of forces it said Turkey illegally deployed in Iraq, which is struggling to assert its sovereignty while receiving foreign assistance against the Islamic State group.

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