Iraq War

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Iraq War

n.
A protracted military conflict in Iraq that began in 2003 with an attack by a coalition of forces led by the United States and that resulted in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime. US combat troops were withdrawn in 2010.
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Yesterday was the 9th anniversary of toppling previous regime and the occupation of Iraq in 2003.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A spokesman of the Shiite Sadr Movement welcomed the withdrawal of the US forces from Iraq's soil as a victory for his country, but meantime warned that the US is practicing new tactics to continue its occupation of Iraq.
For his part, MP from the Iraqiya Slate, Haidar Al Mulla, demanded all political blocs to stand against this project, which he described as the Kuwaiti occupation of Iraq. /End/
Starting from the first stirrings of civilization in Mesopotamia, and traveling through the rise of Islam, Iraq's many years as part of the Ottoman Empire, British occupation after World War I, and the political upheavals that followed the Revolution of 1958, the history ends with the invasion and occupation of Iraq by American and British forces.
Come along at 7pm and join the growing campaign to end the illegal occupation of Iraq.
TONY BLAIR sanctimoniously bleats about how disgraceful it is for the terrorists to use the western occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan as an excuse for their atrocities when we are bringing our democracy to these countries.
Intensification of anti-Americanism and the ability of regional leaders to point to the chaos in Iraq as a reason to maintain the stability of current regimes are just some of the negative consequences of our invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Bob has consistently criticised the US/UK occupation of Iraq. Others who take this view or who want to listen to the views that we don't often see on TV should come to the public meeting at 7pm on Thursday, February 10, at Gladstone hotel, Lord Nelson Street.
occupation of Iraq while rejoicing in the overthrow of a butcher.
Our continuing occupation of Iraq, and projected military ventures abroad, will mean additional demands on an already badly overstretched military.
If anyone thought this occupation of Iraq was going to be easy, send them to Mosul or Falluja.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Representative of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq in Iran described the US invasion and occupation of Iraq as a strategic mistake committed by Washington, and said the United States' forced withdrawal from the Muslim country was yet a greater disaster for the Americans.