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US soldier on leaving Iraq's town centres

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Six years after the US invasion of Iraq, American soldiers are pulling out of the country's towns and cities.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has called the day National Sovereignty Day, but there are mixed feelings for some of the American soldiers who are withdrawing to bases outside the cities.

The BBC been hearing from Specialist Benjamin Corbett, on one of his final patrols with the Fifth Cavalry in the Sadr City area of Baghdad.

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