By Shailen

To many here in America, the Iraq war may seem over or the forgotten war. However, out in Baghdad the fighting continuous long and strong. On March 19th, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq which resulted in the capture of former dictator Saddam Hussein. To celebrate the Iraq War’s 10 year anniversary, insurgents terrorized the streets with dozens of car bombs and suicide bombers. Over 60 people were killed and nearly 200 hundred people were wounded.

Throughout the course of the day, the insurgents targeted many state owned buildings and heavily populated areas. The attacks included a car bomb being placed in busy market area, three bombs being placed in the Shi’ite district of Sadr City, another placed in front of the entrance of the Green Zone, and a suicide bomber attack to police fortress in a small Shi’ite town near the capital.

Over 17 car bombs were used throughout the course of the day. The attacks were targeted towards the Shiite group hitting various community based structures such as: restaurants, a bank, a vegetable market, and a parking garage. The people fear that further tension will grow and the attacks will get worse, however no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Although, according to many people, the style of the attack look no different the attacks carried out in the passed by Al Qaeda.

10 years ago on March 19, 2003, United States air planes crowded the skies of Baghdad as they bombarded the city with countless airstrikes. Later that day, President George Bush announced that the war on Iraq was underway. Now a decade later Iraq still struggles against insurgents attack and political instability. Currently in government are the Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish under a Shiite Prime Minster; this is causing a tremendous amount of problems within the government.

Even after the United States involvement in Iraq, the country still cannot manage to get any better. It still suffers from Al Qaeda and insurgents attack. The political feuds are not a help to the cause either. On top of the attack, the elections had to be postponed. This is not the first time the elections had to be postponed for this country. While the United States involvement many seem pretty much over to America, Iraq still has a long way to go before they achieve stability.


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