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Iraqis Push for US Withdrawal

December 10, 2008

Iraqi officials are touting the new “status of forces agreement” as an iron-clad timetable for all U.S. military forces to withdraw, but some U.S. officials are still eying a longer stay.

Leila Fadel, Baghdad bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers, says the Arabic-version of the agreement is firm on the United States completely withdrawing all aspects of its occupation of Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011. However, Fadel says that most Iraqis are suspicious that the agreement will not force the U.S. occupation to end.

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Fadel also discusses  Muqtada al- Sadr and his supporters' reaction to the agreement as well as the decline in violence in Iraq over the past year. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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