Last US Combat Brigade Leaves Iraq

Military mission ending after 7 years, 5 months
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Fondue
Posted Aug 18, 2010 6:40 PM CDT
Last US Brigade Rolls Out of Iraq
U.S. Army soldiers race toward the border from Iraq into Kuwait Wednesday.   (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

(Newser) – The US military mission in Iraq is essentially rolling to a close tonight as the last combat brigade rolls across the border into Kuwait, reports the AP. For the record, it's the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. The departure comes 7 years and 5 months after the US invasion. Because another 50,000 troops will remain for a year in a noncombat role, the death toll of 4,415 may yet rise, notes AP.
(Read more Iraq war stories.)

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