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British forces have begun their official withdrawal from Iraq after the UK's commander in the south of the country handed over to a US general.
Most of Britain's 4,000 troops will leave by 31 May, the official end-of-combat date.
The Americans are also reducing their numbers, with two brigades due to leave the province of Al-Anbar, once the heartland of Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
However, the bulk of US troops are not due to leave until the end of 2011.
Originally posted by MightyAl
I thought Obama was getting the US troops out by March 31st (today), not the UK? Well, well done UK troops for holding up in Basra for so long! Welcome home!