2 US service personnel killed in Iraq

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Iraqi prime minister asks US for plan to remove troops

Two U.S. service members were killed Sunday in Iraq, the U.S. Department of Defense said Monday.

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The soldiers were killed while “advising and accompanying Iraqi Security Forces during a mission to eliminate an ISIS terrorist stronghold,” the department said.

The soldiers’ names have not been released.

»Read: President Trump’s statement on Iranian airstrikes

Iraqi lawmakers have voted to end the presence of all foreign troops after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, whom the U.S. accused of carrying out terrorist attacks on Americans and hundreds of others throughout the region.

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President Trump ordered an airstrike Thursday that killeda top Iranian general. The Pentagon confirmed that Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani was targeted in the attack near Baghdad Airport. Soleimani was the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards and one of the most powerful figures in the country. A statement from the Pentagon claimed the strike “was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.” Pentagon, via statement Pentagon, via statement President Trump tweeted a photo of an American fla

The Trump administration has said it does not intend to pull troops out of the country.