US to pull out of Iraq by year end : Obama

All US troops will pull out of Iraq by the end of this year, President Barack Obama announced Friday .

Almost nine years ago President George W Bush had ordered the invasion of Iraq . Until 2008 there were 165,000 US troops in Iraq , currently the strength is 39,000 ,they will all withdraw by the end of 2011 .

Obama said both the US and Iraq had agreed to take this decision jointly .

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