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Fewer Than 10,000 US Troops Remain in Iraq (Video)

The Department of Defense reports there are now 9,500 U.S. servicemembers left in Iraq, with those remaining in the country scheduled to make it home by year's end.

There were an estimated 160,000 U.S. servicemembers in Iraq during the height of the war in December 2005, according to

The Associated Press reports the Iraq War, which began in March 2003, has claimed the lives of 4,485 American troops as of today.

The Pentagon calls the withdrawal of troops, equipment, and vehicles from Iraq the United States military's largest logistical movement since World War II. The Pentagon Channel has more on how that daunting process is moving forward: