US military: 3,500 troops set to leave Iraq

The U.S. military says 3,500 soldiers sent to Iraq last summer as part of the so-called surge will soon be leaving.

US military: 3,500 troops set to leave Iraq
A military statement released late Monday says the soldiers will redeploy to the U.S. in the coming weeks.

All of the troops sent in as part of the surge were expected to leave Iraq by this July, but U.S. commanders are asking for a "pause" in redeployments so they can assess the security situation as soldiers leave.

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