US troops return home for Christmas from Iraq

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American troops arrive home from Iraq after months away from their families

This year's Christmas is going to be extra special for thousand of American soldiers' families.

That's because US troops that have been fighting in Iraq for the past eight years are returning home for good.

American soldiers have been in Iraq since the US and UK invaded back in 2003, but President Barack Obama has ordered for them to pull out by the end of this year.

Ore looks at how much it means to the families who are finally going to have their loved ones back.