BAGHDAD (AP) -- Officials say about 12,000 U.S. soldiers will leave Iraq by September. But there would still be more than 120,000 U.S. troops there.
U.S. spokesman, Maj. Gen. David Perkins says Iraq's security has "greatly improved, moving from a very unstable to a stable position." He says violence was at its lowest level since the summer of 2003.
Word of the withdrawal plan came just hours after a Baghdad suicide bomber killed about 30 people. It was the worst attack in the Iraqi capital in months and injured about 60 other people.
Perkins describes it as a sign that U.S.-led coalition forces have militants on the run.
Suicide bombings are the signature attack of Sunni religious extremists, including al-Qaida. But no one has claimed responsibility.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.