US Defense Secretary in Iraq to attend US troops departure
12/15/2011 12:50 PM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The US Defense Secretary, Leon E.
Panetta, has arrived in Baghdad on Thursday to attend the occasion of US troops
departure from Iraq, scheduled to end during the forthcoming few days, al-Iraqiya TV State Channel reported.

"US Defense Secretary, Leon E. Panetta, has arrived in Iraq on Thursday to attend the occasion of the departure of the American troops from Iraq, scheduled to be completed during the forthcoming few days," the Channel said.

Noteworthy is that the US troops are scheduled to complete their withdrawal from Iraq by the end of the current year, whilst some reports said they would complete their withdrawal on Dec. 17th.



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