ANBAR / Aswat al-Iraq: Lawyers from Falluja city have announced a sit-in demonstration on Thursday, demanding the departure of the American forces from Iraq and the release of detainees, who were not convicted.
“Hundreds of Falluja Lawyers have organized a sit-in demonstration at the headquarters of the Lawyers Syndicate, demanding the departure of the U.S.
forces from Iraq and the release of innocent detainees from prisons, where they spent several years of their lives without trial,” Lawyer Mohammed al-Mohammady told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The Chairman of the Security & Defense Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, Hassan al-Sunaid, had stated that Dec.
31st shall be the last day for the presence of the last American soldier on Iraqi soil.
Combat troops had already withdrawn from Iraq at the end of August last, according to the Security Agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington at the end of 2008, whilst the remaining 50,000 U.S.
troops would withdraw by the end of current year.
Falluja, the largest city of Anbar Province, is 60 km to the west of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, 110 km to the west of Baghdad.