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U.S. military says legal immunity in Iraq ‘requirement’

Legal immunity is a must for any American troops serving in Iraq as part of a training mission past year-end, the US military's spokesman in the country said on Thursday, Prashant Rao reports for AFP.

Major General Jeffrey Buchanan's remarks come amid an apparent impasse between Baghdad and Washington over the issue, with Iraqi political leaders saying this month that while they backed a US training mission post-2011, there was "no need" for such protection.

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