French forces leave Iraq, local army says

The French troops in a US-led military coalition fighting the Islamic State group have left Iraq, an Iraqi military official says.

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

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

The Iraqi army took over the base after the coalition's withdrawal, INA reported without details.

So far, there has been no comment from the coalition.

The US-led alliance has supported Iraqi forces in a years-long campaign against IS militants in the country.

In recent weeks, some military bases hosting the coalition forces in Iraq have come under attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

In January, the Iraqi parliament approved a resolution obliging the government to end the presence of foreign troops linked to the anti-IS alliance.