US forces moved out of Syria can not stay in Iraq: Iraqi military

"All US forces that withdrew from Syria received approval to enter the Kurdistan Region so that they may be transported outside Iraq," said the Iraqi military.
Tuesday 22/10/2019
A convoy of US military vehicles arrives near the Iraqi Kurdish town of Bardarash in the Dohuk governorate after withdrawing from northern Syria on October 21. (AFP)
A convoy of US military vehicles arrives near the Iraqi Kurdish town of Bardarash in the Dohuk governorate after withdrawing from northern Syria on October 21. (AFP)

BAGHDAD - US forces that crossed into Iraq from Syria only have approval to do so if they are later being transported out of the country, and they do not have permission to stay in Iraq, the Iraqi military said on Tuesday.

"All US forces that withdrew from Syria received approval to enter the Kurdistan Region so that they may be transported outside Iraq. There is no permission granted for these forces to stay inside Iraq," the Iraqi military said in a statement.