"six months later the invasion of Iraq would be under way"
March 2003, troops from America, Britain, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq
to topple the inhumanitarian regime of Saddam Hussein
. The capital of Baghdad fell after three weeks of heavy fighting. The invasion was based on a controversial claim about weapons of mass destruction
in the country, and also Hussein’s links to terrorist organisations. The Iraq War
officially ended on 31st
August 2010, but American troops remain in the country in an ‘advisory position’. Over 100,000 Iraqi civilians are estimated to have died in the conflict
, from bombing, suicide bombs and other violent means. Nearly 5,000 coalition forces were killed, the majority of them American.