On the 18th anniversary, Iraq's state of war

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    Security since 2003 On May 1st, 2003, six weeks after the start of the invasion, US President Bush gave a speech announcing the end of major combat operations in the Iraq War. Above him hung a banner stating ?Mission Accomplished?. The war was officially over. Over 7,500 civilian lives had been lost in the six weeks of bombings and overwhelming firepower, but the greatest losses were yet to come. The vast majority of casualties occurred after Bush?s speech and came as a result of coalition airstrikes and raids, but also of car bombs, suicide bombings, shootings and executions.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalIraq Body Count
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 19 Mar 2021


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