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After nearly nine years of war, the last convoy of US troops left Iraq, completing their withdrawal from the country. About 100 armoured vehicles carrying 500 soldiers crossed the southern Iraqi border into Kuwait overnight. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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After saying the US should not forget the difficult lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, US defence secretary (photo, from guardian.co.uk) has warned that his country should avoid future land wars. (more…)

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As security forces stormed a Catholic church in Baghdad (map, from aljazeera.net) to free dozens of hostages, at least 52 people died, said Deputy Interior Minister Maj Gen Hussein Kamal. (more…)

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As promised, on Friday Wikileaks released almost 400,000 classified US documents about the war in Iraq.

Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing website defended the release, arguing that the “intimate details” of the conflict were made public in an effort to reveal the truth about the conflict. (more…)

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Control of security in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone passed to Iraq after a UN mandate for troops expired.  (photo, from bbc.co.uk)

Now that the UN mandate, put into place soon after the invasion in March 2003, is over Iraq will take greater control of its own security. (more…)

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The deal on the future presence of US troops in Iraq (photo, from bbc.co.uk) has been accepted by the country’s parliament. (more…)

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A controversial deal allowing US troops to stay in the country for another three years will be put to a pulic vote, has agreed Iraq’s parliament. (more…)

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