Iraqi forces have assumed formal control of security in Baghdad and other cities after U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban areas, six years after the invasion. Iraqi TV broadcast a countdown-clock as the midnight deadline approached and the country is celebrating National Sovereignty Day. Joining The Takeaway, live from Iraq, are Taghreed, who lives in Erbil, Iraq and Ahmed Ali, who lives in Baghdad.
"I cannot understand if the Americans and Iraqi government think that this is the right time for the leaving of the U.S. because they came in 2003 with no plan and they still don't have a plan yet."
— Taghreed, 35-year-old woman who works in construction project management, had to leave Baghdad because of security threats.