Yesterday, December 14, North American soldiers declared the end of their mission in Iraq with a discrete ceremony behind the walls of Bagdad’s airport.
The American flag that the soldiers used in Iraq was folded and saved during the 45-minute ceremony. The official withdrawal of the American troops will be on December 31 when the last soldiers leave the south of the Arab country. This event will put an end to the occupation of United States troops since March 20 of 2003.
The conflict left 32,000 Americans soldiers and many more Iraqi wounded. It cost more than 800,000 million dollars to the United States. This new operation has been called “New Dawn,” and it will end when the last soldier leaves Iraqi soil. The US Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta said to the soldiers during the ceremony “You retreat with great pride.” (AV)