French forces in anti-Daesh coalition leave Iraq, army says

The French troops in a U.S.-led military coalition fighting the Daesh terrorist group have left Iraq, an Iraqi military official said Wednesday.

"Their departure comes under agreements conducted with the Iraqi government," a spokesperson for the Iraqi army, Abdel-Karim Khalaf, added without elaborating.

The official told Iraq's state news agency INA that the U.S.-led coalition had left an air base in Iraq's al-Qaim area near the border with Syria.