The Heat: Iraq War 20 Years On

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Twenty years after the U.S.-led war in Iraq. We look back on the crisis and the chaos that it caused. 

In March 2003, the U.S. launched a deadly war on Iraq that began with a massive military assault on Baghdad. The attack was followed by a full-scale invasion of the country with strong support from the United Kingdom.

The war tore the country apart. It resulted in a massive death toll with estimates in the hundreds of thousands, creating conditions for the emergence of Daesh, also known as ISIL. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Raed Jarrar is Director of Advocacy at Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN).
  • Abdel Bari Atwan is Editor-in-Chief of Rai-al-Youm. 
  • Brian Becker is Executive Director of the ANSWER coalition. 
  • Edmund Ghareeb is an academic and Middle East expert.