January 5, 2020 / 1:41 PM / 20 days ago

Iraqi parliament starts extraordinary session, PM in attendance

FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi speaks during a symbolic funeral ceremony of Major General Ali al-Lami, who commands the Iraqi Federal Police's Fourth Division, who was killed in Salahuddin, in Baghdad, Iraq October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s parliament started its extraordinary session on Sunday with Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in attendance.

Iraqi lawmakers said they would use the special session to push for a vote on a resolution requiring the government to tell Washington to withdraw U.S. troops from the country.

Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; writing by Maha El Dahan; editing by Jason Neely

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