THE BATTLE OF BAGHDAD

 

It was exactly 10 years ago, on march 2003 the 19th.

 

The american bombs starts to rain over Bagdad, and the replies of the baasist are derisory in comparison.

After two weeks of intensive crushing,the british american coalition make ots entry in the Iraqi capital city.

The operation " liberation of Iraq " ends officially on may 2003 the 1st.

March 14th 2003.
 Sadoun street is one of the busiest of Baghdad.

March 14th 2003. Sadoun street is one of the busiest of Baghdad.

March 15th 2003.
 A group of men pose shouting their support for Saddam Hussein for a video to be broadcast on Iraqi television.

March 15th 2003. A group of men pose shouting their support for Saddam Hussein for a video to be broadcast on Iraqi television.

March 15th 2003.
 A group of men pose shouting their support for Saddam Hussein for a video to be broadcast on Iraqi television.

March 15th 2003. A group of men pose shouting their support for Saddam Hussein for a video to be broadcast on Iraqi television.

March 19th 2003.
Iraqi volunteers, stand at sandbag positions on Sadoun Street in downtown Baghdad, a few hours before the ultimatum given by President Bush to Saddam Hussein  expires.
 Their defenses seem rudimentary and inadequate to the reality of a conflict.

March 19th 2003. Iraqi volunteers, stand at sandbag positions on Sadoun Street in downtown Baghdad, a few hours before the ultimatum given by President Bush to Saddam Hussein expires. Their defenses seem rudimentary and inadequate to the reality of a conflict.

March 19th 2003.
Iraqi volunteers, stand at sandbag positions on Sadoun Street in downtown Baghdad, a few hours before the ultimatum given by President Bush to Saddam Hussein  expires.
 Their defenses seem rudimentary and inadequate to the reality of a conflict.

March 19th 2003. Iraqi volunteers, stand at sandbag positions on Sadoun Street in downtown Baghdad, a few hours before the ultimatum given by President Bush to Saddam Hussein expires. Their defenses seem rudimentary and inadequate to the reality of a conflict.

March 20th 2003.
 Iraqi Presidential complex is heavily hit by a US bombardment.

March 20th 2003. Iraqi Presidential complex is heavily hit by a US bombardment.

March 22th 2003.
 In the Al Kindi Hospital morgue.

March 22th 2003. In the Al Kindi Hospital morgue.

April 7th 2003.
 A US bomb destroyed 4 houses and damaged the whole area in Al Mansour, killing at least 20 civilians and leaving a crater 15 meters deep. Local rumors said the Americans tried to kill Kusai, the youngest son of President Saddam 
Hussein.

April 7th 2003. A US bomb destroyed 4 houses and damaged the whole area in Al Mansour, killing at least 20 civilians and leaving a crater 15 meters deep. Local rumors said the Americans tried to kill Kusai, the youngest son of President Saddam Hussein.

April 6th 2003.
 An American Abrams tank destroyed in the area of Al Dorain, the Southern outskirts of Baghdad.

April 6th 2003. An American Abrams tank destroyed in the area of Al Dorain, the Southern outskirts of Baghdad.

April 7th 2003.
 Wounded and dead Iraqi civilians brought to the Al Kindi hospital.

April 7th 2003. Wounded and dead Iraqi civilians brought to the Al Kindi hospital.

April 7th 2003.
 Wounded Iraqi civilians at the Al Kindi hospital.

April 7th 2003. Wounded Iraqi civilians at the Al Kindi hospital.

April 10th 2003.
 Twelve-year-old Ali Ismael Abbas lost his entire family–mother, father, and younger brother–when a missile hit their Baghdad home two weeks ago.

April 10th 2003. Twelve-year-old Ali Ismael Abbas lost his entire family–mother, father, and younger brother–when a missile hit their Baghdad home two weeks ago.

March 23th 2003.
 U.S. bombing in the center of the capital. In the foreground, the mosque of unknown soldier.

March 23th 2003. U.S. bombing in the center of the capital. In the foreground, the mosque of unknown soldier.

March 23th 2003.
 Iraqi forces lit trenches filled with oil around the capital Baghdad 
in a bid to obscure visibility over the city which is under severe
bombardment and air strikes by U.S. and British forces.

March 23th 2003. Iraqi forces lit trenches filled with oil around the capital Baghdad in a bid to obscure visibility over the city which is under severe bombardment and air strikes by U.S. and British forces.

March 26th 2003.
 Two cruise missiles struck a residential area including a market area, killing at least 14 people and injuring 30, some seriously. 
 The attack occurred at midday in the busy northern Baghdad neighbourhood
of Al-Shaab.

March 26th 2003. Two cruise missiles struck a residential area including a market area, killing at least 14 people and injuring 30, some seriously. The attack occurred at midday in the busy northern Baghdad neighbourhood of Al-Shaab.

March 26th 2003.
 Two cruise missiles struck a residential area including a market area, killing at least 14 people and injuring 30, some seriously. 
 The attack occurred at midday in the busy northern Baghdad neighbourhood
of Al-Shaab.

March 26th 2003. Two cruise missiles struck a residential area including a market area, killing at least 14 people and injuring 30, some seriously. The attack occurred at midday in the busy northern Baghdad neighbourhood of Al-Shaab.

March 26th 2003.
 Two cruise missiles struck a residential area including a market area, killing at least 14 people and injuring 30, some seriously. 
 The attack occurred at midday in the busy northern Baghdad neighbourhood
of Al-Shaab.

March 26th 2003. Two cruise missiles struck a residential area including a market area, killing at least 14 people and injuring 30, some seriously. The attack occurred at midday in the busy northern Baghdad neighbourhood of Al-Shaab.

March 26th 2003.
 Two cruise missiles struck a residential area including a market area, killing at least 14 people and injuring 30, some seriously. 
 The attack occurred at midday in the busy northern Baghdad neighbourhood
of Al-Shaab.

March 26th 2003. Two cruise missiles struck a residential area including a market area, killing at least 14 people and injuring 30, some seriously. The attack occurred at midday in the busy northern Baghdad neighbourhood of Al-Shaab.

March 27th  2003.
 Saddam Hussein statue in central Baghdad under sandstorm.

March 27th 2003. Saddam Hussein statue in central Baghdad under sandstorm.

March 28th 2003.
 A Tomahawk missile ripped through a busy marketplace in a residential neighborhood, killing at least 52 people, many of them women
and children.

March 28th 2003. A Tomahawk missile ripped through a busy marketplace in a residential neighborhood, killing at least 52 people, many of them women and children.

March 28th 2003.
 A Tomahawk missile ripped through a busy marketplace in a residential neighborhood, killing at least 52 people, many of them women
and children.

March 28th 2003. A Tomahawk missile ripped through a busy marketplace in a residential neighborhood, killing at least 52 people, many of them women and children.

March 23th 2003.
 Iraqi forces lit trenches filled with oil around the capital Baghdad 
in a bid to obscure visibility over the city which is under severe
bombardment and air strikes by U.S. and British forces.

March 23th 2003. Iraqi forces lit trenches filled with oil around the capital Baghdad in a bid to obscure visibility over the city which is under severe bombardment and air strikes by U.S. and British forces.

April 9th 2003.
 US Marines arrive in the center of Baghdad.

April 9th 2003. US Marines arrive in the center of Baghdad.

April 9th 2003.
 US Marines help topple a statue of Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad.

April 9th 2003. US Marines help topple a statue of Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad.

April 9, 2003.
 A jubilant crowd watches as a monumental statue of Saddam is toppled by a US Marine crane.

April 9, 2003. A jubilant crowd watches as a monumental statue of Saddam is toppled by a US Marine crane.

April 9, 2003.
 Once ashore, everyone wants to participate in the destruction of the statue.

April 9, 2003. Once ashore, everyone wants to participate in the destruction of the statue.

April 9th 2003.
 US Marines in the center of Baghdad.

April 9th 2003. US Marines in the center of Baghdad.

April 10th 2003.
 Iraki civilian  looting in the minister area of Baghdad.

April 10th 2003. Iraki civilian looting in the minister area of Baghdad.

April 10th 2003.
 Destroyed statue of Saddam Hussein as US troops enter the capital.

April 10th 2003. Destroyed statue of Saddam Hussein as US troops enter the capital.