Departing

Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division board a C-17 transport plane to depart from <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0000012" title="Iraq" href="/topic/international/iraq-PLGEO0000012.topic">Iraq</a> at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, near Nasiriyah, Iraq. Around 500 other troops from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division ended their presence on Camp Adder, the last remaining American base, and departed in the final American military convoy out of Iraq, arriving into Kuwait in the early morning hours of December 18, 2011. All U.S. troops were scheduled to have departed Iraq by December 31st, 2011. At least 4,485 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000021106" title="U.S. Military" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/defense/u.s.-military-ORGOV000021106.topic">U.S. military</a> personnel died in service in Iraq. According to the Iraq Body Count, more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died from war-related violence.

( Getty Images / December 18, 2011 )

Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division board a C-17 transport plane to depart from Iraq at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, near Nasiriyah, Iraq. Around 500 other troops from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division ended their presence on Camp Adder, the last remaining American base, and departed in the final American military convoy out of Iraq, arriving into Kuwait in the early morning hours of December 18, 2011. All U.S. troops were scheduled to have departed Iraq by December 31st, 2011. At least 4,485 U.S. military personnel died in service in Iraq. According to the Iraq Body Count, more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died from war-related violence.

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