VIDEO: Iraqis, Americans celebrate as last U.S. troops leave the country

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U.S. troops drive their MRAPs out of Iraq and into Kuwait, ending the long American deployment in the country. (Photo from ABCau video.)

Over the weekend, the last 500 U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq.

Their convoy drove through southern Iraq and into Kuwait, where some 4,000 U.S. troops will remain for the foreseeable future. Just in case.

All that remains of the U.S. operation in Iraq that once numbered more than 170,000 soldiers and Marines is about 147 soldiers at the U.S. Embassy who will oversee training and a small handful of Embassy Marines, responsible for protecting the diplomatic mission — as they do in countries all over the world.

Last US Convoy Leaves Iraq
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