Khabari Crossing, Kuwait
Sun Dec 18, 7:35 a.m. AST: The U.S. military says the last American troops have left Iraq as the nearly nine-year war ends.
The final convoy rolled across the border into neighboring Kuwait as day broke on Sunday. Soldiers whooped, bumped fists and embraced each other in a burst of joy and relief.
The mission cost nearly 4,500 American lives and well more than 100,000 Iraqi lives and $800 billion from the U.S. Treasury.
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+CNN - http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/17/world/meast/iraq-troops-leave/index.html
correspondent Richard Engel is tweeting updates and photos: https://twitter.com/#!/richardengelnbc
Video, via on - Raw Video: Last US Troops Roll Out of Iraq
Photo: U.S. Army soldiers board a C-17 aircraft at Baghdad International Airport. ( file photo from 2010)
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