Operation Iraqi Freedom Begins
Reported By SGT D.McKenzie
March 20th, 2003.
The Country of Iraq has been invaded by a Coalition of English, Australians, Polish, and the Peshmerga Kurdish, with the support of the Danish, Dutch, Italians, and Spanish. All were led by the United States with a combined troop force of 309,000. The purpose; was to overthrow the Iraqi Dictator, Saddam Hussein, along with the Governmental Ba'ath Party, as well as continue the global recognition of the country of Kurdistan Autonomous Region.
At the end of the nearly 9-year-long conflict, NATO casualties mounted to 143,000.
While the Iraqi Military and Insurgent fighters mounted nearly 72,000 casualties.