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  Lebanonwire.com | Invasion and resistance: Beirut 1982, Baghdad 2003
Reports coming out of Baghdad continue to tell of isolated military units, each desperately trying to defend the few hundred meters that, in most cases, is the maximum range of their rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.
Baghdad’s failure to match Beirut’s feat lies partly in the fact that the Iraqi president is definitely not what Yasser Arafat was in 1982.
While awed by the heroism of Baghdad’s civilian inhabitants, I cannot help wondering what would have happened had they been prepared to take charge of defending their city once its military defenses were incapacitated.
www.lebanonwire.com /0304/03041410DS.asp   (959 words)

  Britain.tv Wikipedia - 2003 invasion of Iraq
Prior to the invasion, the United States' official position was that Iraq was in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1441 regarding weapons of mass destruction and had to be disarmed by force.
As a response to the imminent invasion, the February 15th anti-war protests were held- the largest of their kind since the Vietnam War.
On 22 July 2003 during a raid by the U.S. 101st Airborne Division and men from Task Force 20, Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, and one of his grandsons were killed.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (7983 words)

 portland imc - 2003.03.06 - Ahead of a US invasion, the people of Baghdad are preparing to stand and fight.
Ahead of a US invasion, the people of Baghdad are preparing to stand and fight.
Baghdad professor Wamidh Nadhmi runs through a list of his fears: "We worry about the loss of electricity, about water, about how smart smart bombs are, about Iraqi tanks ploughing into our neighbourhood and turning us into military targets, and about mass-hysteria."
Few find reassurance in the message that Baghdad will be the place where the Baath plan to make their last stand.
portland.indymedia.org /en/2003/03/47512.shtml   (651 words)

 YouTube - BBC News Rageh Omaar in Baghdad 2003 - pre invasion
BBC News Rageh Omaar in Baghdad 2003 - pre inva...
BBC News Rageh Omaar in Baghdad 2003 - pre invasion
BBC News Rageh Omaar in Baghdad 2003 - Saddam statue toppled
www.youtube.com /watch?v=l2VfifRa-LQ   (257 words)

 sociology - 2003 Invasion of Iraq
In the wake of the September 11th attacks and the relative success of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the Bush administration felt that it had sufficient military justification and public support in the United States for further operations against perceived threats in the Middle East.
Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Zarqawi had settled in Kurdish northern Iraq (an area not controlled by Saddam Hussein's government) where he joined, and may have led, the terrorist organization Ansar al-Islam, which was an enemy of the Ba'athist government.
On April 9 2003, Baghdad was formally secured by US forces and the power of Saddam Hussein was declared ended.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (9130 words)

 Baghdad Neighborhood's Hopes Dimmed by the Trials of War
BAGHDAD -- In the chaotic, hopeful April of 2003, Baghdad's Karrada district was one of those neighborhoods where residents showered flowers on U.S. forces entering the capital.
Car bombings and other insurgent attacks, as unknown in Baghdad before the invasion as suicide subway bombings were in London until this summer, have killed more than 3,000 people in the capital since late spring.
Many in Baghdad were sure that the mightiest army in the world had a plan for what would follow the invasion.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/26/AR2005092601696_pf.html   (1482 words)

 Iraq War -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The War of Iraq (2003) was the war in the Middle East country of Iraq, which resulted from the the Iraq disarmament crisis of late 2002 and began with the invasion of 2003.
On March 20, 2003 at approximately 02:30 UTC (05:30 local time), about 90 minutes after the lapse of the 48-hour deadline set by the occupation for Saddam Hussein and his sons to leave Iraq, explosions were heard in Baghdad and Australian Special Air Service Regiment personnel crossed the border into southern Iraq.
In the summer of 2003, the multinational forces focused on hunting down the remaining leaders of the former regime, culminating in the shooting deaths of Saddam's two sons in July.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=9964   (3472 words)

 Baghdad did not fall -- it was handed over - Salon
Kuwaiti prisoners, by contrast, who were captured during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait more than 12 years ago, are only now being discovered.
American tanks rolled into Baghdad with very little resistance while Basra, nowhere near as heavily fortified as Baghdad, sustained almost three weeks of fierce resistance.
The fall of Baghdad was so sudden that it left many of the Arab and Muslim volunteers who went to Iraq to fight the coalition forces in total disarray.
dir.salon.com /story/opinion/feature/2003/04/14/baghdaddeal/index.html   (919 words)

 Road Rules for Surviving on the Streets of Baghdad   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BAGHDAD — The mortar attack that skimmed a barracks roof late Wednesday gives Capt. Kevin Hanrahan an unwelcome feeling.
Two of the 18 west Baghdad police stations he oversees are attacked by insurgents each month.
After the invasion, "the insurgents were on their heels.
fairuse.1accesshost.com /news2/latimes406.htm   (900 words)

 USATODAY.com - Cluster bombs kill in Iraq, even after shooting ends
BAGHDAD — The little canisters dropped onto the city, white ribbons trailing behind.
In the span of a few minutes, they would kill four civilians in the al-Dora neighborhood of southern Baghdad and send al-Qaisi's teenage son to the hospital with metal fragments in his foot.
As they raced north from Kuwait toward Baghdad in late March and early April, U.S. forces fired rockets and artillery shells loaded with bomblets into Iraqi troop and artillery positions in Hillah, in Baghdad and in other cities.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2003-12-10-cluster-bomb-cover_x.htm   (2506 words)

 CNN.com - Nighttime blasts shake Baghdad - Sep. 19, 2003
Two explosions were heard in Baghdad on Friday night, and the U.S. military sent up flares as it searched for the source of the blasts.
One explosion was in the Al Mansour neighborhood of west Baghdad, a CNN cameraman reported.
West of Baghdad at least two more U.S. soldiers were wounded Thursday in what may have been a single attack, military officials said.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/09/19/sprj.irq.main   (1132 words)

 Baghdad - Mahalo
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, it is also the largest city in the country.
Not only is Baghdad the capital city of Iraq, but it is also the cultural center of the country.
Baghdad is also home to several popular Iraqi football teams including Al Quwa Al Jawiya and Al Zawra, Al Shurta.
mahalo.com /Baghdad   (243 words)

 Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq
We assessed the relative risk of death associated with the 2003 invasion and occupation by comparing mortality in the 17·8 months after the invasion with the 14·6-month period preceding it.
The major causes of death before the invasion were myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accidents, and other chronic disorders whereas after the invasion violence was the primary cause of death.
The risk of death from violence in the period after the invasion was 58 times higher (95% CI 8·1-419) than in the period before the war.
globalresearch.ca /articles/LAN410A.html   (1374 words)

 Baghdad Burning
Baghdad is being torn apart with Shia leaving Sunni areas and Sunnis leaving Shia areas- some under threat and some in fear of attacks.
There are Iraqi women who have not shed their fl mourning robes since 2003 because each time the end of the proper mourning period comes around, some other relative dies and the countdown begins once again.
During times like these I remember a speech Bush made in 2003: One of the big achievements he claimed was the return of jubilant ‘exiled’ Iraqis to their country after the fall of Saddam.
riverbendblog.blogspot.com   (16752 words)

 Reference for Baghdad International Airport - Search.com
Before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the airport was named Saddam International Airport after Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
On April 3, 2003, United States forces led by the 3rd Infantry Division seized Saddam International Airport as part of the invasion of Baghdad, and then immediately changed the name to "Baghdad International Airport" (commonly referred to as BIAP by U.S. forces).
Baghdad International Airport plays a relatively minor part in the early Left Behind series of books, where it serves as a transitory point for Nicolae Carpathia's flights from points around the world to New Babylon.
www.search.com /reference/Baghdad_International_Airport   (1411 words)

 Surveys pointing to high civilian death toll in Iraq | csmonitor.com
TRAGIC WAIT: Muhammed, whose mother was killed when a missile landed in a residential Baghdad neighborhood, waited in late March outside the morgue of Al Numan Hospital to collect her body.
BAGHDAD – Evidence is mounting to suggest that between 5,000 and 10,000 Iraqi civilians may have died during the recent war, according to researchers involved in independent surveys of the country.
Brigety and his colleagues in Baghdad say they are especially concerned by the wide use of cluster bombs during the war in Iraq.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0522/p01s02-woiq.html   (1677 words)

 Baghdad Residents Condemn 1990 Kuwait Invasion
The pretext for the invasion, announced by Saddam Hussein, was that Kuwait had been exploiting oil deposits in an oil field close to the border, to which Iraq claimed rights.
When Iraq launched its invasion of Kuwait, the move appeared to be broadly popular with the Iraqi public -- though images of supportive demonstrations were all but inevitable in a regime in which disloyalty was punishable by death.
Gallup also asked Baghdad residents to describe, in their own words, their "greatest fears about the future of Iraq." The most frequent response -- given by nearly half (49%) of those interviewed -- was concern that war will again be inflamed with a neighboring country such as Iran or Kuwait.
www.gallup.com /poll/9724/Baghdad-Residents-Condemn-1990-Kuwait-Invasion.aspx   (778 words)

 Off Target: The Conduct of the War and Civilian Casualties in Iraq: II. CONDUCT OF THE AIR WAR
Daylight bombing in Baghdad began on March 31, and elements of the Republican Guard around the city bore the brunt of the aerial assault aimed at paving the way for U.S. ground forces.
Her family had been staying in Salih’s home in the affluent al-Karrada neighborhood of Baghdad, secure in the belief that such a densely populated area of the city would not be targeted.
On March 24, 2003, a U.S. warplane attacking a bridge about one hundred miles (160 kilometers) from the border with Syria accidentally bombed a bus crossing the bridge, according to Major General McChrystal.
www.hrw.org /reports/2003/usa1203/4.htm   (7399 words)

 Online NewsHour Update: Rapid Coalition Movement Toward Baghdad -- April 3, 2003
U.S. troops surrounded Saddam International airport about six miles from Baghdad Thursday and were massing at the "gateways" of the city, according to U.S. military officials and reporters traveling with coalition forces.
U.S. military officials said the rapid advance to within the outskirts of Baghdad does not mean that an invasion is imminent.
Special forces units are also reportedly conducting raids in and around Baghdad including an operation Wednesday night in which U.S. soldiers, ferried by helicopters, entered and inspected one of Saddam Hussein's palaces about 55 miles outside of Baghdad.
www.pbs.org /newshour/updates/baghdad_04-03-03.html   (423 words)

 2003 invasion of Baghdad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In early April 2003, as part of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. forces led by American Soldiers and Marines in M1 Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, M113 tracked armored fighting vehicles invaded Baghdad.
As the US forces were occupying the Republican Palace and other central landmarks and ministries on April 9, Saddam Hussein had emerged from his command bunker beneath the Al A'Zamiyah district of northern Baghdad and greeted excited members of the local public.
U.S. Marines fought a fierce four-hour battle at a Baghdad mosque where senior Iraqi leaders had been thought to be holed up, as U.S. warplanes attacked areas of the city under the control of Arab fighters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_invasion_of_Baghdad   (1225 words)

 Iraq Baghdad News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BAGHDAD -- Soldiers of the U.S. Army's Tomahawk Battalion had found witnesses to a mass...
The killings in Mahmoudiya, a village about 20 miles south of Baghdad, were among the worst in a series of alleged attacks on civilians and other...
BAGHDAD, Iraq The U-S death toll in Iraq is up by another six.
www.einnews.com /iraq/newsfeed-iraq-baghdad   (1069 words)

 Times of Oman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Health Ministry said yesterday up to 150,000 people have died since the 2003 US-led invasion, as outgoing US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged the problems in fighting insurgents.
He said the victims were killed “during military confrontations, assassinations and sectarian assassinations,” adding that another 70 to 80 people were dying in violence each day.
Baghdad has been the worst hit, with dozens of bodies found on the streets every week.
www.timesofoman.com /newsdetails.asp?newsid=37466   (433 words)

 The Painter of Baghdad works prolifically during invasion of Iraq
He didn't come out until the day US soldiers entered Baghdad in April, about one month after they invaded Iraq to topple the dictator Saddam Hussein.
I felt that artistic creation was a type of defiance because this war ran against the civilization and thinking of Iraqis," Sabti, 50, said at his studio-cafe in Baghdad's upscale Mansur district.
It is the works of these precursors that Sabti looked for in the streets of Baghdad after the city fell and looters spared neither the museums nor the Saddam Centre of Contemporary Art with its unique collection.
www.spacewar.com /2003/031229124706.2gq8pbwp.html   (539 words)

 Worldandnation: Changing Baghdad's doormat
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- There was a bit of unfinished business left over in Baghdad from the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
At the Al Rasheed Hotel, President Bush the elder -- father of the current American chief executive who ordered this year's invasion of Iraq -- is a doormat no more.
U.S. soldiers visited the battered Al Rasheed on Thursday night wielding hammers and chisels, and dug out the intricate tile mosaic of the former president that was used for years as a state-sponsored insult.
www.sptimes.com /2003/04/12/Worldandnation/Changing_Baghdad_s_do.shtml   (232 words)

 2003 Invasion of Iraq - Invasion legitimacy
The 2003 Invasion of Iraq began on March 20, consisting primarily of United States and United Kingdom forces; 98% of the forces came from these two countries, although numerous other nations also participated.
The 2003 Iraq invasion marked the beginning of what is commonly referred to as the Iraq War.
Prior to invasion, the U.S. and U.K. attempted unsuccessfully to secure a U.N. resolution explicitly authorizing force on the grounds that Iraq was allegedly in violation of various previous resolutions.
www.experiencefestival.com /2003_invasion_of_iraq_-_invasion_legitimacy   (1402 words)

 DoD News: Secretary Rumsfeld Remarks on ABC "This Week with George Stephanopoulos"
The fact of the matter is the Republican Guard have been pulled closer to Baghdad, closer to Tikrit, away from the outer reaches of the country.
They are now closing on Baghdad from the north, from the west, and from the south.
They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat.
www.defenselink.mil /transcripts/2003/t03302003_t0330sdabcsteph.html   (3177 words)

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