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

Last U.S. combat convoy has left Iraq

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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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  1. Branden

    What a failure Obama is as President! All he's done in 19 months is save the economy from certain meltdown, passed health care reform, reduced nuclear arsenals, saved the American auto industry, regained American respect on the global stage, reformed Wall Street and now ended one of the most senseless wars in history.

    On second thought, compared to the last guy, maybe he's not so bad.

    August 19, 2010 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  2. Caeser

    It's about time...stupid idea,invade Iraq.Thanks George!
    How much did that set us back,I mean aside from the pallets of cash,weapons and equiptment that has turned up missing.

    August 19, 2010 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  3. HD 100% ETH

    Respect!!! The Great Heroes of America, WELL COME BACK TO YOUR HOME SWEET HOME!!!

    Well done!!! Now, as the time passing by, we are observing two side of Coins: 1) Missions accomplished by American Heroes who are going to start a new life in America and they could judge US what missions we did accomplished as American here in America, or are we still talking like Rush Limbo, Mosque , etc. that will down grade and discredited our American Heroes?!?
    2) Missions not yet accomplished by the new humberger generations; still talking about health care, job creations, weastful elections, education reforms, etc. still now, not yet done!!??

    Please, give a very warm well-come to our American Heroes!!!

    August 19, 2010 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  4. Donald

    Awesome glads to see my fellow vets coming. another promise kept now hang the sign MISSION ACCOMPLISH

    August 19, 2010 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
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