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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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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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Allowing foreign security guards in Iraq to be prosecuted under national laws, the US has agreed to scrap immunity for them, has said the Iraq foreign minister.

“The immunity for private security guards has been removed. The US has agreed on it”, said Hoshyar Zebari on Tuesday, after briefing Iraqi MPs on the controversial US-Iraq security pact. (more…)

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