August 18th, 2010
08:18 PM ET
4 years ago

Last U.S. combat convoy has left Iraq

  The last U.S. brigade combat team has left Iraq.
The last U.S. brigade combat team has left Iraq.

Mosul Iraq (CNN) - The last U.S. brigade combat team has left Iraq, leaving 56,000 U.S. troops in the country, according to the U.S. military.

The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's departure across the border into Kuwait comes more than seven years after U.S. combat forces entered in Iraq, though it does not signify the departure of all U.S. combat forces in the country.

Another 6,000 U.S. troops must leave Iraq to meet President Barack Obama's September 1 deadline for the end of U.S. combat operations in the country and the beginning of Operation New Dawn.

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