August 18th, 2010
07:33 PM ET

Last U.S. combat convoy leaves Iraq

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.

Another 6,000 troops must leave the country 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.

In all, 50,000 U.S. forces are to remain in an advise-and-assist mission.

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  1. Marisol

    That's wonderful to hear. Knowing that out soldiers are coming home to their families is such a great feeling. May they all he Blessed and may they all come home.

    August 18, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • rich

      50,000 troops remain to assist the Iraqis in fighting the extremist. It is a misleading to say 'the last" combat troops are coming home. Ask the remaining 50,000 if they think they are "combat" troops. They just don't belong to a formerely designated fighting group, but make no mistake, they are just as combat as they get–just ask any soldier or marine? They would be insulted to be called something other than an integral part of the US fighting forces. It is only euphemistic to say "the last" combat troops are coming home. Don't buy the spin folks. Know the facts.

      August 18, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rusty Weiss

    What the media fails to tell you is that this is simply part of a plan that George Bush agreed to prior to the end of his term. Obama takes credit for the withdrawal, but can't take credit for the economic situation.

    Please visit http://www.mentalrecession.com

    August 19, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Izak Cohen

    TY US for fighting the Islamdevil out there. Now start fighting that devil in your own country.
    Say no to Cordoba sau no to Islam

    August 19, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. dd

    So since this mission is ending where are the Weapons of Mass Distruction ?

    August 19, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John Kenney

    Thank God .

    September 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. John Kenney

    The only thing war is good for is the undertaker.

    September 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. John Kenney

    I know were the weapons of mass distuction are ? with everyone involved.

    September 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. John Kenney

    Dont worry President Obama is cleaning house he will now fix the economy if you give him a chance .He got the most important things done getting are young solders home. The US people will forget all he has done with there short attention span and start complaining about somthing that needs fixing and the President will fix again and again and again
    ect............................. and get no thank you. Well I would like to say Thank You Mr President Obama from the bottom of my Hart . John Kenny.,also a republican who can see the truth. Bush started Obama finished.

    September 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |