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WJLA, October 21, 2011

U.S. troops leaving Iraq: A chronology of the Iraq war

After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy.

On Oct. 21, 2011, President Barack Obama announced he was withdrawing all remaining troops from Iraq.