Iraqi forces not seeking U.S. help in urban combat

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces have not called for U.S. help in urban combat since June 30, when U.S. combat troops withdrew from city and town centers under a bilateral security agreement, a senior U.S. official said. “Here’s what has not happened: there have been no requests for combat forces to return back into the city, any city,” said Lieutenant-General Charles Jacoby Jr, who took over in April as head of day to day operations in Iraq.

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