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{{Infobox military conflict
|conflict=Iraq War
|partof=the War on Terror
War on Terror
The War on Terror is a term commonly applied to an international military campaign led by the United States and the United Kingdom with the support of other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as well as non-NATO countries...


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|caption=Clockwise, starting at top left: a joint patrol in Samarra
Samarra
Sāmarrā is a city in Iraq. It stands on the east bank of the Tigris in the Salah ad-Din Governorate, north of Baghdad and, in 2003, had an estimated population of 348,700....

; the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Firdos Square
Firdos Square
Firdaus Square, or Firdos Square , is a public open space in Baghdad, Iraq. It is named after the Arabic word Firdows, which literally means "paradise". It is the location of two of the best-known hotels, the Palestine Hotel and the Sheraton Ishtar, which are the two tallest buildings in Baghdad...

; an Iraqi Army
Iraqi Army
The Iraqi Army is the land component of the Iraqi military, active in various forms since being formed by the British during their mandate over the country after World War I....

 soldier readies his rifle during an assault; a roadside bomb
Improvised explosive device
An improvised explosive device , also known as a roadside bomb, is a homemade bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action...

 detonates in South Baghdad
Baghdad
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Governorate. The population of Baghdad in 2011 is approximately 7,216,040...

.
|date=March 20, 2003 – December 31,2011 (Planned Withdraw)
({{Age in years and days|2003|3|20}})
|place=Iraq
Iraq
Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....


|status=Coalition combat operations concluded, low level internal conflict ongoing
  • Invasion and occupation of Iraq
  • Overthrow of Baath Party
    Baath Party
    The Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party was a political party mixing Arab nationalist and Arab socialist interests, opposed to Western imperialism, and calling for the renaissance or resurrection and unification of the Arab world into a single state. Ba'ath is also spelled Ba'th or Baath and means...

     government and execution of Saddam Hussein
    Execution of Saddam Hussein
    The execution of Saddam Hussein took place on December 30, 2006 . Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging, after being found guilty and convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi'ite in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation for an...

    , election of new government
  • Insurgency
    Iraqi insurgency
    The Iraqi Resistance is composed of a diverse mix of militias, foreign fighters, all-Iraqi units or mixtures opposing the United States-led multinational force in Iraq and the post-2003 Iraqi government...

    , foreign terrorist operations
    Al-Qaeda in Iraq
    Al-Qaeda in Iraq is a popular name for the Iraqi division of the international Salafi jihadi militant organization al-Qaeda. It is recognized as a part of the greater Iraqi insurgency....

    , and sectarian violence
  • Subsequent depletion of Iraqi insurgency, improvements in public security
  • Continued presence of American troops in advise and assist role until the end of 2011

|combatant1= United States

 Iraq

 Iraqi Kurdistan Peshmerga
Peshmerga
Peshmerga or Peshmerge is the term used by Kurds to refer to armed Kurdish fighters. Literally meaning "those who face death" the Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan have been in existence since the advent of the Kurdish independence movement in the early 1920s, following the collapse of the Ottoman...



 Iraq Awakening Councils
Awakening movements in Iraq
The National Council for the Awakening of Iraq , also known as the Sunni Awakening movement Anbar Awakening or the Sons of Iraq program, are coalitions between tribal Sheikhs in a particular province in Iraq that unite to maintain security in their communities.-About:The movement started among...



Withdrawn forces:

 United Kingdom (2003–11)

 Australia (2003–09)

 Poland (2003–08)

 South Korea (2003–08)

 Italy (2003–06)

 Georgia (country) (2003–08)

 Ukraine (2003–08)

 Netherlands (2003–05)

 Spain (2003–04)


MNF–I (2004–10)

and 30 other countries in the Multi-National Force
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