Obama speech at Fort Bragg marks end of Iraq war
14-Dec-2011 (one comment)

US President Barack Obama is marking the end of the Iraq war with a speech at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, telling troops, "welcome home!"

His address is paying tribute to the soldiers who served in the war - both those who died and veterans who returned home after long tours of duty.

More than 200 soldiers based at Fort Bragg died over the course of the nearly nine-year war.

The final US soldiers are expected to leave Iraq within days.

The last combat troops left the country in August 2010.

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