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Iraq War

Iraq War
Part of the War on Terror
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Clockwise from top: U.S. troops at Uday and Qusay Hussein's hideout; insurgents in northern Iraq; an Iraqi insurgent firing a MANPADS; the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Firdos Square.
Date 20 March 2003 (2003-03-20) – 18 December 2011 (2011-12-18)
(8 years, 8 months and 28 days)
Location Iraq
Result
Belligerents

Invasion phase (2003)
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Australia
 Poland

support from:
Peshmerga

 Netherlands

Invasion phase (2003)

Ba'athist Iraq

Post-invasion
(2003–11)
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Australia (2003–09)
New Iraqi government

supported by:
Iran Iran

 Iraqi Kurdistan

Post-invasion (2003–11)
Iraqi Regional Branch


Sunni insurgents


Shia insurgents

supported by:
Iran Iran


For fighting between insurgent groups, see Sectarian violence in Iraq (2006–07).
Commanders and leaders
Ayad Allawi
Ibrahim al-Jaafari
Nouri al-Maliki
Ricardo Sanchez
George W. Casey, Jr.
David Petraeus
Raymond T. Odierno
Lloyd Austin
George W. Bush
Tommy Franks
Barack Obama
Tony Blair
Gordon Brown
David Cameron
John Howard

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Aleksander Kwaśniewski

Ba'ath Party
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Izzat Ibrahim ad-Douri


Sunni insurgency
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi 
Abu Ayyub al-Masri 
Abu Omar al-Baghdadi 
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