CAUSE 5 Operation Desert Fox1998, under Iraqi pressure, the UN weapons inspectors left Iraq, prompting the United States to launch a severe three-day bombing campaign called "Operation Desert Fox." Following this, Iraqi forces significantly increased attempts to challenge the Allied planes patrolling the No-Fly Zones, thereby also causing an increase in the Allied bombing of Iraqi targets.
cause 1....force to leavethere was the lingering tension and hostility left over from the Gulf War of 1991, in which Iraqi occupation troops were forced out of Kuwait.
cause 2 SUDDAM HUSSEINtwo "No Fly Zones" were established over northern and southern Iraq for the protection of Iraqi minority groups in opposition to the Saddam Hussein government.
CAUSE 3Over the years, Iraqi air-defense forces fired missiles and other weapons at the Allied warplanes (mostly American and British planes) in unsuccessful attempts to shoot them down
CAUSE 4 ATTACK BACKIn response to these attempted shoot-downs, Allied warplanes often responded by bombing the air-defense sites and the radar installations associated with them
CAUSE 6 TERRORISTfollowing the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush's rhetoric implied an (as yet unproven) Iraqi connection with al-Qaida. Using the potential threat of Saddam-supplied Weapons of Mass Destruction in the hands of terrorists
CasualtiesThe word "casualties" in its most general sense includes the injured as well as the dead AQ FAMILY...151,000 deaths MARCH 2003 TO JUNE 2006
LANCET 601,027t deaths out of 654,965 excess deaths March 2003 to June 2006 136 journalists and 51 media support workers were killed on duty according to the numbers listed on source pag
98,170 — 107,152 civilian deaths as a result of the conflict.
0,726 civilian and combatant deaths The United Nations reported that 34,452 violent deaths occurred in 2006
COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN IRAQ WAROur side:Iraq
Other Coalition forces
Baath Party Loyalists
al-Qaeda in Iraq
Islamic Army of Iraq
Other Insurgent groups
Kurdistan Workers Party
CAUSE 7On Monday, March 17, 2003, President Bush issued an ultimatum for Saddam Hussein and his sons to enter into exile within 48 hours or face military conflict. Saddam defiantly refused, thereby setting the stage for Bush's order for war to begin.
iraq warIRAQ WAR TAKES PLACE I N IRAQ
informationOn March 19, 2003, American and British forces began the Third Persian Gulf War, a conflict which may become popularly known as "Gulf War 2" or the "Second Iraq War," or some other designation. The U.S. government already calls this conflict "Operation Iraqi Freedom." Regardless of what it is called, this conflict is by far the first truly major war of the 21st Century. While considered by many to be another part of the "War on Terror," it is in many ways separate and unique in its own right. In
winners 2003-PRESENT!some analysts believe the real winner of the war in Iraq is neither the Iraqis, nor Americans, but the Iranians. It's a sobering analysis, especially in light of the United Nations-imposed and U.S.-backed sanctions against Iran, intended to to influence the country's intractable position on its nuclear capability.....war still goes on
geography terriannews watch says day of MARCH 27 2003.. timeless desert hazard has already become manifest in the current conflict. Desert weather is variable and can be troublesome for all concerned, as evidenced by recent sand storms that blotted out sunlight and made afternoons feel like the dead of night. high winds and low visibility hampered operations and grounded aircraft from bad weather