6 Jan 2020

Govt keeping close eye on troops in Iraq, won't say if it'll pull them out early

From Five O'clock Report, 5:20 pm on 6 January 2020

The New Zealand government is keeping a close eye on our troops in Iraq but has not yet said whether it'll pull the last ones out earlier than planned. The Iraqi parliament has passed a non-binding resolution calling for all foreign troops to leave overnight, following the killing of top military commander Qassem Soleimani. New Zealand has up to 45 personnel at a camp north of Baghdad, who are due to leave by June at the latest. Jordan Bond reports.