The War’s of Iraq and Saddam Husain. IRAQ. After WWI the ____________ took over the territory of the Ottoman Turks and established the country of ______ They made the ruler someone that was friendly to them but in the ______ he was overthrown by some military leaders. British. Iraq.
and Saddam Husain
They made the ruler someone that was friendly to them but in the ______ he was overthrown by some military leaders.
King Faisal I of Iraq chosen by the King of England.
Date Photographed: ca. 1930
In ______Iraq invaded it’s neighbor Iran. The countries fought a very long and dragged out war that lasted ______ years.
The results of the war were devastating to both countries ____________and millions of deaths on each side.
In 1990 Iraq invaded _______________. Because of the strategic oil reserves of this small country, the invasion alarmed countries throughout the world. Saddam boasted of his supply of WMD’s or _____________________ and he had even used them on the second largest ethnic group in the country the_____ that lived in the Northern part of the country and in his war with _______.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
In 1991 Coalition Forces led by the United States began, ____________________ in order to force Iraqi troops out of Kuwait.
Operation Dessert Storm
It took six weeks to get the Iraqis out but not before they started one of the largest environmental incidents in history.
Persian Gulf War
Operation Iraqi Freedom
After the war Saddam remained in power and refused to agree with the conditions that were put in place to end the war. As a result of his refusal and the fear of a possible involvement with Al Qaida, the US again invaded Iraq in 2003 in order to end the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and to remove the supply of WMD’s it was believed that they held. No WMD’s were found Saddam Husain was found guilty of murder and executed by the new Iraqi government. Over 4000 US Service Persons have died and estimates of over 500,000 Iraqis have died since the start of the war.
Iraq has formed its own government with help from the U.S. The U.S. military remains to secure the country from both outsiders known as insurgents who come in to Iraq to commit acts of violence against US and Iraqi officials and civilians. They also help protect against violence between the Sunni and Shia within the country.
Today six years after the start of OIF, the American Soldiers still face dangers everyday. The most common are IED’s or Improvised Explosive Devices. These invisible killing machines that are generally planted by insurgents have killed, wounded, or maimed more soldiers in the past two years than shoot out with the enemy.