Last US Troops Leave Iraq As War Ends - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Last US Troops Leave Iraq As War Ends

KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait - The U.S. military says the last American troops have left Iraq, bringing an end to a nearly nine-year, $800 billion war that cost some 4,500 American and 100,000 Iraqi lives.

There were some whoops and hugs but otherwise, the departure of the last U.S. troops from Iraq was low-key. A small group of Iraqi soldiers waved to the departing American troops as the final convoy rolled across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak.

While U.S. troops say they're glad to finally be out of Iraq, but they've also been reflecting on the people left behind. One officer says his "heart goes out to the Iraqis" adding: "The
innocent always pay the bill."

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