US convoys begin leaving from Iraq
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Iraq: With less than a month to go, the U.S. military wants to minimize the risks of last minute and paid cash tribal fighters to help provide a safe exit from Iraq after more than eight years of war. Much of the American machine powerful army leaves
Iraq by Kuwait to the south on the main highway, a tempting target for militants backed by . Iran
Contingency operating base in
Basra, in the north of the border with Kuwait, Col. Douglas Crissman of American forces commands U.S. forces in in four southern provinces. Iraq
Under his supervision, the soldiers are preparing to hand from the base to Iraqi forces in the coming days, but they also oversee the safety of
personnel and equipment on their way slowly down the road. U.S.
"We continue our mission and securing career paths for our brothers and sisters," Crissman said, referring to
soldiers and personnel. U.S.
Less than 10,000
U.S. troops remain in , while five bases have yet to be delivered. Iraq
"We managed to come back ... relations with more than 20 tribal leaders," said the colonel.