4 Troops Killed Day Before Iraq Pullback

U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment are seen at a reenlistment ceremony for a comrade in Baqouba Iraq, June 29, 2009. AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo

The U.S. military said Tuesday that four soldiers were killed in Baghdad on the eve of the American withdrawal from Iraq's cities.

The military said the four served with the Multi-National Division-Baghdad but did not provide further details pending notification of their families.

In a statement, the U.S. military said the four were killed on Monday as a "result of combat related injuries."

Iraqi forces assumed formal control of Baghdad and other cities Tuesday after American troops handed over security in urban areas in a defining step toward ending the U.S. combat role in the country. Iraq has declared June 30 as "National Sovereignty Day."
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