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05/12/2011 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add comments - Sumerian News / Baghdad confirmed the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Monday, the U.S. withdrawal from the country being in accordance with schedules prepared by the two sides, noting that there are approximately nine thousand U.S. troops were present in Iraq until this time spread over five bases are still under U.S. control, with expected completion of their withdrawal before the end of the month of December, the current. He said ministry spokesman Major General Mohammed al-Askari in a press statement to the media, including "Alsumaria News", "withdrawal of U.S. troops being on the in full swing, according to plans and schedules prepared by the higher commissions supervising the withdrawal of both Iraq and the U.S., "noting that" the withdrawal goes smoothly is high, as agreed within the themes identified for the withdrawal of those forces. " The military said "what remains to this day is U.S. up to 9,000 troops, occupying five bases, withdraw before the end of this month, "expected" to be before the final withdrawal on 13 December of the current. " The Iraqi Ministry of Defense confirmed, on Sunday (5/12/2011), he did not remains of U.S. troops only about 10 thousand and 500 troops, as shown, this number occupies five sites in the country, indicated that they were preparing to withdraw during the next few days before the end of this year. The U.S. President Barack Obama, in (21 October 2011), that his country's troops in Iraqi territory would be in the United States during the holidays, stressing that Washington will support Iraq in all areas, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a teleconference with him, the need to begin a new phase of strategic relations after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq schedule end of the year 2011. Under the security agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington at the end of November 2008 that it should withdraw all U.S. forces from all territories and waters and airspace of Iraq not later than 31 December of 2011 the current, has withdrawn combat troops from cities and villages and towns of Iraq June 30, 2009. Iraq has signed and the United States, too, in 2008, the Framework Agreement strategy to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security, based on reducing the number of reconstruction teams in the provinces, as well as providing important sustainable rule of law, including the police development program and the completion of the coordination and supervision and the report of the Fund for Iraq relief and reconstruction.

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