US President Barack Obama is marking the end of the Iraq war with a speech at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, telling troops, “welcome home!”
His address is paying tribute to the soldiers who served in the war – both those who died and veterans who returned home after long tours of duty.
More than 200 soldiers based at Fort Bragg died over the course of the nearly nine-year war.
The final US soldiers are expected to leave Iraq within days.
The last combat troops left the country in August 2010.
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