U.S. Forces Will Leave Iraq by the End of the Year


    President Obama announced Friday that all U.S. Troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year.

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    FOX News Radio's Jessica Stone has more on the troop drawdown from Washington DC:

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    -There are currently 40,000-45,000 U.S. troops in Iraq

    -The United States in spending roughly $135 million per day in Iraq

    -Iraq troop surge began in March 2007 peaking at 170,300 troops in November 2007

    -4,482 U.S. troops have been killed during the Iraq War

    -More than 32,000 U.S. troops have been injured during the Iraq War

    -More than a million U.S. service men and women have served in Iraq

    -Cost of the Iraq War:  $805.5 billion (FY01-FY11)

    -U.S. has been in Iraq for about 3,140 days

    -August 2011: Marked the first month without a single United States service member dying