Iraqi Freedom

On 17 March, 2003 - The UK's ambassador to the UN states the diplomatic process in Iraq has ended; UN arms inspectors evacuate; US President George W Bush gives Saddam Hussein and his sons 48 hours to leave Iraq or face war.

On 19 March, 2003 - American and British forces began the conflict known as "Gulf War 2" or the "Second Iraq War". The U.S. government calls this conflict "Operation Iraqi Freedom."

On 20 March, 2003 - American missiles hit targets in Baghdad, marking the start of a US-led campaign to topple Saddam Hussein. In the following days US and British ground troops enter Iraq from the south.

On 9 April, 2003 - US forces advance into central Baghdad. Saddam Hussein's grip on the city is broken. In the following days Kurdish fighters and US forces take control of the northern cities of Kirkuk and Mosul. There is widespread looting in the capital and other cities.

On Aug. 31, 2010, President Obama declared an end to the long and costly war.

On October 21, 2011, President Obama announced that all U.S. troops and trainers would leave Iraq by the end of the year, bringing the U.S. mission in Iraq to an end.

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