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The War in Iraq formally comes to an end

In a press release the U.S Department of Defense announced the conclusion Iraq Mission on Thursday, December, 15.

After close to a decade of U.S military operations in Iraq, the U.S defense secretary, Leon Panetta concluded the costly war with a flag ceremony in Baghdad.

In October President Obama announced that all U.S troops would be out of Iraq by the end of this year, a date agreed by former President George W Bush in 2008.

The rest of the troops are expected to come home in the next weeks.

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