Saturday, June 11, 2011

UNITED KINGDOM - The last British soldier leaves Iraq

"Eight years later, the last British soldier leaves Iraq," notes The Independent. The British presence in Iraq, which lasted eight years, was formally concluded Sunday, May 22, 2011 with the departure of the last 170 soldiers. This means "the end of one of Britain's military campaigns most controversial recent British history.

In total, 178 British servicemen lost their lives on the 46,000 soldiers involved in this opetaion which cost 10 billion pounds [11.4 billion] in the country.

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