After nine years of hard fought battles, photos capture the U.S. pullout from Iraq
They packed their bags, loaded them on trucks and boarded buses to leave the Iraq war behind forever. The pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq is proceeding as scheduled, fulfilling one of President Obama’s election promises.
U.S. forces are scheduled to entirely depart Iraq by December 31, there are currently around 4,000 troops remaining in Iraq. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)