Timeline of events: 20 years since U.S.-led invasion of Iraq
March 20, 2023
re are some key dates from the invasion and following developments.
March 20, 2003: The invasion is launched, and Baghdad is attacked with missiles and bombs in an attempt to target Saddam Hussein and bring down the government.
April 9, 2003: American troops storm Baghdad, and the statue of Saddam is toppled in Firdous Square in a symbolic collapse of his government.