Obama speech at Fort Bragg marks end of Iraq war
US President Barack Obama has marked the end of the Iraq war with a speech at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, telling troops, "welcome home!"
He paid tribute to the soldiers who served in the conflict - both those who died and veterans who returned home after long tours of duty.
More than 200 soldiers based at Fort Bragg died over the course of the nearly nine-year war.
The final US soldiers are expected to leave Iraq within days.
Kim Ghattas reports.
14 Dec 2011