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Iraq forces take over from last U.S. combat brigade

• Reuters
The United States handed over control of all combat duties to Iraqi security forces on Saturday in a further sign its withdrawal is on track despite a political impasse in Iraq and a recent rise in violence.

U.S. President Barack Obama said last Monday he would stick to his promise to end U.S. combat operations in Iraq by Aug. 31, with security being left in the hands of Iraq's own U.S.-trained army and police. 

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