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26629421 Iraq Paula


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26629421 Iraq Paula

  1. 1. Basic information: • Date : March 20, 2003 – Present • Location : Iraq • Status : Conflict ongoing – Invasion of Iraq – Overthrow of Baath Party government and execution of Saddam Hussein – Occupation of Iraq – Iraqi insurgency and outbreak of sectarian violence. – Foreign terrorist operations in Iraq – Elections held in Iraq – Status of Forces Agreement and Strategic Framework Agreement
  2. 2. ·About iraq. • Location : Iraq is between Iran and Syria. • Religion : Muslim. • Capital: Baghdad. • Official languages: Arabic, Kurdish • Currency: Dinar iraquià (IQD)
  3. 3. ·2003 • began on March 20, 2003, with the invasion of Iraq by a multinational force led by troops from the United States and the United Kingdom.
  4. 4. 2004. • was marked by a relative lull in violence. Insurgent forces reorganised during this time, studying the multinational forces' tactics and planning a renewed offensive. • The most serious fighting of the war so far began on March 31, 2004, when Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah ambushed a Blackwater USA convoy led by four US private military contractors who were providing security for food caterers Eurest Support Services.
  5. 5. 2005. • The summer of 2005 saw fighting around Baghdad and at Tall Afar in northwestern Iraq as US forces tried to seal off the Syrian border.
  6. 6. 2006. • The beginning of 2006 was marked by government creation talks, growing sectarian violence, and continuous anti-coalition attacks. Sectarian violence expanded to a new level of intensity following the al- Askari Mosque bombing in the Iraqi city of Samarra. • Saddam Hussein was hanged on December 30, 2006 after being found guilty of crimes against humanity by an Iraqi court after a year-long trial.
  7. 7. 2008. • According to the US Defense Department, in December 2008 the "overall level of violence" in the country had dropped 80% since before the surge began in January 2007, and the country's murder rate had dropped to pre- war levels. • The number of Iraqi security forces killed was under 100 per month in the second half of 2008, from a high of 200 to 300 in summer 2007.
  8. 8. Today. • The conflict continous…