U.S. Troops Stay Out Of Sight In Iraq
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- U.S. military units have largely disappeared from Iraq.
The U.S. military has ended patrols as of June 30, the deadline for its
withdrawal from Iraqi cities. U.S. combat vehicles have been seen in Baghdad
late at night as part of convoys for the delivery of troops and equipment.
"We would like to assure the Iraqi people and our friends that our
security forces are now ready and now have the capacity in planning and
executing operations in the cities without the help of U.S. combat forces,"
Iraqi Lt. Gen. Ali Gheidan Majid said. "Now we don't need the American
forces, not just in Baghdad, but even in the provinces."