Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Operation Iraqi Freedom

The official United States military name for the war between the U.S. and its allies and Saddam Hussein's Iraq and later various insurgent groups. Operation Iraqi Freedom removed Saddam Hussein, Iraq's dictator, from power. However, it created a significant power vacuum, which led to high levels of violence. Economically, it disrupted Iraq's oil production during a period of time in which oil prices quadrupled. Operation Iraqi Freedom lasted from 2003 to 2011; it was controversial both in the United States and abroad.
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This was a sensitive time in Saudi Arabia's history with Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice making frequent trips during our troubles with extremists and during the US-Iraq war.
The second was launched in 2003 during the US-Iraq war, then in 2006 during the Israel-Hezbollah conflict.
Over the course of the US-Iraq war, street violence, bombings, and ethnically fueled domestic terror attacks caused the Sunnis and Shiites to self-segregate into neighborhoods to escape interethnic violence.
However, he suggested that it might be difficult to boost the company's fallen share price in light of what he called the probability of a US-Iraq war.
6 per cent, with bargain hunting in the property sector as investors turned bearish amid concerns over a possible US-Iraq war.
In countless surveys, Arabs have testified their belief that the US-Iraq war will result in less democracy, less peace, more terrorism in the Middle East, and fewer prospects for a peaceful settlement to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
5 per cent in thin trade with investors concerned over a possible US-Iraq war, analysts said.