Baghdad celebrates its 20th anniversary

Baghdad celebrates 20th anniversary of ‘Shock and Awe’ – CBS News

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US airstrikes on Iraq began on March 19, 2003, in a campaign that then-President George W. Bush described as “shock and awe.” The overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime has sparked barbaric riots and brutal sectarian conflicts, leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and some 4,500 US military personnel.

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