The Wall Street Journal quoted US and Iraqi officials as saying that an imminent statement would be issued to withdraw US combat troops from Iraq.

The American newspaper pointed out that the aforementioned officials confirmed that the statement would call for the withdrawal of American combat forces at the end of this year.

The officials indicated that the US presence in Iraq will focus on assisting Iraqi forces.

The newspaper pointed out that the joint statement will emphasize the importance of the American presence in the fight against ISIS.