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08/07/08 - Washington

Withdrawal Date Soon? Iraq Says Yes, U.S. Says Not So Fast

Two Iraqi officials say the U.S. and Iraq are close to a deal under which all American combat troops would leave by October 2010, with remaining U.S. forces gone about three years later.

A U.S. official in Washington acknowledges progress has been made on the timelines for a U.S. departure but offered no firm date. Another U.S. official strongly suggested the 2010 date may be too ambitious.

Information courtesy of the Associated Press.

ckhalil@kltv.com

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