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

Hamourtziadou, Lily (2021) On the 18th anniversary, Iraq’s state of war. Iraq Body Count.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Date: 19 March 2021
Subjects: L200 Politics
T600 Modern Middle Eastern studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Lily Hamourtziadou
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2021 09:11
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2021 09:11
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11456

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