“The UK’s military operation in Iraq officially ended at midnight [on May 22, 2011], the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. It came after the Royal Navy completed its training of Iraqi sailors, with the last personnel leaving the country on Friday [May 20]. While Operation Telic, the name for the UK mission in Iraq since 2003, ended, a handful of staff will remain at the British embassy in Baghdad.”

 – “UK’s Operation Telic Mission in Iraq Ends,” BBC News, May 22, 2011