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Most U.S. troops out of Iraq by mid-December: general

WASHINGTON — The “vast majority” of remaining US troops in Iraq will be out by mid-December as the American military’s withdrawal picks up pace, a US general said Thursday. Less than 34,000 troops remain in Iraq after reaching a peak of 170,000 in 2007 during a buildup ordered by former…

Iraqis voice happiness over U.S. withdrawal decision

Iraqis voiced happiness on Saturday over President Barack Obama’s declaration that US forces will leave by year-end, but some spoke of concern the pullout could further destabilise their country. The decision to withdraw all remaining soldiers in the country after nearly nine years of war, and the deaths of more…

U.S. takes on Iraq pullout ‘one bite at a time’

From flyers warning troops the post office will shut soon to disused housing units waiting to be dispatched to their new destination, the signs are everywhere: US forces are packing up to leave Iraq more than eight years after they first arrived. The scale of the operation is unprecedented in…

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