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A different kind of wore the real one came to an official conclusion today in Iraq national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin was there for the end.
The Iraq War ended with a simple ceremony at the Baghdad airport.
The Iraqi president and prime minister had been invited but did not show up.
The Defense Secretary officially ended the military mission to be sure.
The cost was high.
The blood and treasurer.
Of the United States.
And then sold for the Iraqi People.
But the flyers have not been lost and they.
They gave birth.
To an independent.
A ceremony to case the colors and to mark the completion of nearly nine years of war.
And everything 1500.
US lives were lost more than 30000 US troops were wounded.
100000 Iraqis died as well.
At 5:34 AM on March 20 2003.
The bombs started dropping on Baghdad.
Three weeks after the invasion US tanks rolled into the capital Saddam Hussein fell.
And on May first the president stood before a banner that declared mission accomplished but it what's next.
The mission was -- marked by scandal and revelations of prisoner abuse at Abu -- Saddam Hussein was eventually found in a spider hole and in 2006.
The dictator was hanged the a year later the US sent 30000 surge troops to halt a civil war.
And it did.
At its height 170000.
US troops served in Iraq at 500 basis spread out across the country.
Now there -- just two bases left and 4000 troops in a matter of days those two will be gone.
The war cost to the taxpayer nearly one trillion dollars.
You know it's funny when we came into this war.
Wireless why we've gotten.
-- -- The war began with shock at all.
It ended with a simple ceremony and US military involvement in Iraq has ended -- the Iraq War is now over.
In Baghdad traveling with the Defense Secretary Jennifer Griffin Fox News.
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