The Iraq war in pictures

Published On: Mar 18 2013 12:08:23 PM PDT   Updated On: Aug 07 2014 10:23:26 PM PDT

Look back at more than a decade of war in Iraq, which is now once again the target of U.S. airstrikes.

Iraq War - Mission Accomplished
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U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Tyler J. Clements

In a now infamous moment, Bush told a cheering crew aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003, that U.S. forces had brought about a "turning of the tide" against terrorism. Underneath a banner reading “Mission Accomplished,” the president said the conflict with Iraq marked the beginning of “a new era” in waging war.


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