Last convoy of US troops leaves Iraq after nine years

By REUTERS
December 18, 2011 06:45

 
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K-CROSSING, Kuwait - The last convoy of US soldiers pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, crossing into Kuwait and ending the American withdrawal nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, a US military official said.

The withdrawal ends a conflict and military intervention that opened with missiles striking Baghdad and closes with Iraq a fragile democracy still facing insurgents, sectarian tensions and a struggle to define its place in the Arab region.

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