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Iraq - Wikipedia
21 Feb 2024 at 8:17pm
Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in West Asia and in the geopolitical region known as the Middle East. With a population of over 46 million, it is the 14th-most populous country on the Asian continent [9] and the 33rd-most populous country in the world.

Iraq | History, Map, Flag, Population, & Facts | Britannica
20 Feb 2024 at 9:44pm
Iraq, country of southwestern Asia. During ancient times, lands that now constitute Iraq were known as Mesopotamia. The modern nation-state of Iraq was created following World War I from the Ottoman provinces of Baghdad, Basra, and Mosul. The capital city is Baghdad.

20 Years On, a Question Lingers About Iraq: Why Did the U.S ...
20 Feb 2024 at 9:30pm
Two decades after the Bush administration said it wanted to disarm weapons of mass destruction and free Iraqis, the debates rage on about who knew what when, and which motive mattered most. In ...

3 takeaways 20 years after the invasion of Iraq - NPR
20 Feb 2024 at 11:24pm
Two decades ago, then-President George W. Bush announced the start of combat operations in Iraq. The bloody occupation that followed lasted longer and cost more in lives and money than anyone...

Iraq War | Summary, Causes, Dates, Combatants, Casualties ...
21 Feb 2024 at 8:14am
Iraq War, conflict in Iraq (2003?11) that consisted of two phases: a conventionally fought war in March?April 2003, in which a combined force of troops primarily from the United States and Great Britain invaded Iraq and defeated Iraqi military forces, and a second phase consisting of a U.S.-led occupation of Iraq.

Iraq - The World Factbook
20 Feb 2024 at 10:27pm
refugees (country of origin): 7,864 (West Bank and Gaza Strip) (mid-year 2022); 273,258 (Syria), 8,575 (Iran), 8,091 (Turkey) (2023) IDPs: 1.142 million (displacement in central and northern Iraq since January 2014) (2023) stateless persons: 47,253 (2022); note - in the 1970s and 1980s under SADDAM Husayn's regime, thousands of Iraq's Faili ...

Why did the US and allies invade Iraq, 20 years ago? - BBC
20 Feb 2024 at 2:20pm
On 20 March 2003, US and allied forces invaded Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein's regime. The US said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and was a threat to international peace, but most ...

Iraq war 20 years on: How invasion plunged country into ... - BBC
20 Mar 2023 at 8:00am
Shock And War: Iraq 20 Years On. The BBC's security correspondent Gordon Corera seeks to find new answers to why the Iraq war happened, what it meant, and its legacy today.

History of Iraq | Britannica
21 Feb 2024 at 1:08pm
In history of Arabia: Arabia since 1962. ?British withdraw in 1961, but Iraq claimed the country, and it was deterred only by British and later by Arab armed forces. In 1970?71 Bahrain and Qatar became independent and subsequently acquired control of Western oil concerns operating in their territories.

Timeline of events: 20 years since U.S.-led invasion of Iraq
21 Feb 2024 at 8:00am
BAGHDAD (AP) ? It?s been 20 years since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began. Here are some key dates from the invasion and following developments. March 20, 2003: The invasion is launched, and Baghdad is attacked with missiles and bombs in an attempt to target Saddam Hussein and bring down the government.

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