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 US Combat Troops Out of Iraq 'by 2011'

By Alastair Hayes

22/08/08 "The Independent" -- - T
he United States to withdraw combat troops from Iraqi cities and towns by next June and from the rest of Iraq by 2011.

The withdrawal of US troops to bases outside the cities, towns and villages would make the Iraqi government, whose security forces number half a million men, the predominant military power in Iraq for the first time since the US-led invasion of 2003.  

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