Sep 6, 2010

Despite 'Combat Over' speech US troops battle in Baghdad

Just days after the Oval Office "The Combat is Over" speech (pictured) American troops found themselves in battle in Baghdad.

From a report at the link below:

Days after the U.S. officially ended combat operations and touted Iraq's ability to defend itself, American troops found themselves battling heavily armed militants assaulting an Iraqi military headquarters in the center of Baghdad on Sunday. The fighting killed 12 people and wounded dozens.

It was the first exchange of fire involving U.S. troops in Baghdad since the Aug. 31 deadline for formally ending the combat mission, and it showed that American troops remaining in the country are still being drawn into the fighting.