US Calls On Iraq To Ensure Safety Of American Forces

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 24. Washington askedthe Iraqi government to ensure the safety of American soldiers amidattacks on US bases in Iraq and Syria, US Department of Defensespokesman Patrick Ryder said at a briefing for journalists, Trendreports.

"On April 22, pro-Iranian military groups launched twounsuccessful attacks on US forces in Iraq and Syria. These are thefirst attacks on coalition targets since February 4," Rydersaid.

He added that these strikes threaten the safety of coalitionforces and personnel in Iraq.

"We call on the Iraqi government to take all necessary measuresto ensure the safety of American troops in Iraq and Syria in theface of attacks by these groups," he said.


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