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U.S. on schedule to pull out combat troops in Iraq: White House

08-12-2010 09:52 BJT

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- White House said on Wednesday that the United States is on schedule to pull out all its combat troops in Iraq by the end of this month.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs holds his daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, Aug. 11, 2010. The White House said on Wednesday that the U.S. is on schedule to pull out all its combat troops in Iraq by the end of this month, after President Barack Obama met with his national security team earlier in the day on the situation there.   (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs holds his daily press briefing in the Brady 
Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, 
Aug. 11, 2010. The White House said on Wednesday that the U.S. is on schedule to pull 
out all its combat troops in Iraq by the end of this month, after President Barack 
Obama met with his national security team earlier in the day on the situation there.   
(Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
"We're on target by the end of the month to end our combat mission," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said, adding President Barack Obama is satisfied with the progress made on the ground.

Iraq is witnessing a resurgence of violence in recent months. The death toll in July has reached an alarming two-year high, casting doubt on the government's ability to secure the country.

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