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US hasn't decided on Iraq withdrawal, Pentagon says, calling general's letter a mistake

USATODAY.com Monday, 6 January 2020
Iraq's Parliament wants U.S. forces out after Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani was killed near the Baghdad airport.
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