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'US combat operations in Iraq to end by Aug 2010'

President Barack Obama said on Friday that US combat operations in Iraq would end on Aug. 31, 2010, but some 35,000-50,000 troops would remain to support the Iraqi government and security forces.

world Updated: Feb 27, 2009 23:07 IST

President Barack Obama said on Friday that US combat operations in Iraq would end on Aug. 31, 2010, but some 35,000-50,000 troops would remain to support the Iraqi government and security forces.

In a speech at the Camp Lejeune Marine base in North Carolina, Obama said "Iraq is not yet secure" and difficult days lay ahead, but he said his administration intended to remove all US forces from Iraq by the end of 2011.