October 11, 2011 3:19 PM

Iraq says it's asked for 5,000 U.S. trainers, awaits reply

Iraq has requested that more than 5,000 U.S. military trainers stay on past the formal U.S. withdrawal date of Dec. 31, and it's awaiting a "yes or no" from the United States, according to a statement that President Jalal Talabani issued late Monday.

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