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8,000 US troops remain in Iraq

8,000 US troops remain in Iraq 28 Dec 2011 Some 8,000 US troops have remained in Iraq despite Washington's plan for the complete withdrawal of US forces by the turn of 2011, Press TV reports. The troops, along with 14 warplanes, 125 helicopters and 28 drones, are mainly based in Iraq's Kurdistan region in the north. The US troops have been stationed in Jordan and some Persian Gulf Arab countries as well as some new locations in Kuwait after leaving Iraq, while a small number of them have returned to the United States, a Press TV correspondent reported.