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US Military marks official end to Iraq war

The US military officially ended its war in Iraq on Thursday packing up a military flag at a ceremony with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta nearly nine years after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

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December 15, 2011 3:36 by



The last 4,000 American troops will withdraw by the end of the year, leaving Iraq still tackling a weakened but stubborn insurgency, sectarian tensions and political uncertainty. (Reporting by Missy Ryan; writing by Patrick Markey)


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