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Obama marks end of Iraq War

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08:25, December 15, 2011

First lady Michelle Obama sits onstage as US President Barack Obama speaks to troops at Fort Bragg in North Carolina Dec 14, 2011. The visit is seen as a symbolic end to the Iraq war with a tribute to the troops who fought and died in a conflict Obama opposed from the start. (Chinadaily.com.cn/Agencies)

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday marked the end of Iraq War with a visit to troops, saying that the final work for US military to leave Iraq has been done, and the last troops will begin a final march out of that country in the next few days.

Visiting troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Obama marked the end of the eight and a half years of war in a speech to members of the 82nd Airborne and Army Special Ops, saying although the country the United States left behind is "not a perfect place," but is nevertheless "a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq."

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