The acting Secretary of Defense of the United States announced the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Christopher Miller announced at a news conference on Tuesday night that some US troops would leave Iraq and Afghanistan.

"The number of US troops in Iraq will be reduced from 3,200 to 2,500," Miller said.

The acting Secretary of Defense added that the number of US troops in Afghanistan will be reduced to 2,500. There are currently 4,500 US troops in Afghanistan.

According to the US Secretary of Defense, the reduction of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan will reach 2,500 by January 15, 2021.

Many Iraqi people and groups want the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, and the Iraqi parliament has approved a plan for the withdrawal of these forces.

Members of the Iraqi parliament approved a plan to expel US troops from Iraq on Sunday (January 5th).

US terrorists assassinated General Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi, and their companions by targeting their vehicles outside Baghdad International Airport on January 3, under the direction of US President Donald Trump.

The Afghan people and officials have repeatedly called for the withdrawal of US-led foreign troops from their country.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of fighting terrorism and providing security in Afghanistan, but since then, insecurity, terrorism, and drug production in Afghanistan have grown significantly.