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Future of US troops in Iraq at risk amid Israel-Hamas war?

Nicholas Heras

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“The current crisis in Gaza is a significant challenge to the US presence in Iraq because Iran-backed militias are prepared to increase attacks against American forces in the country at the same time that many Iraqi politicians are seeking to expel US diplomats,” Nicholas Heras, senior director of strategy and innovation at the New Lines Institute, told The New Region.

“Iran has worked hard over the past few years to be able to directly threaten US personnel in both Baghdad and Kurdistan Regional Government-controlled areas of Iraq,” he said.

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