Blog archive: Iraq

  • 9th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...    Chaos and jubilation broke out in Baghdad this morning amid signs that Saddam Hussein's regime has lost...
  • 8th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      There is new speculation about the fate of Saddam Hussein today after the US destroyed a...
  • 7th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      US forces stormed into central Baghdad early today, taking over Saddam Hussein's newest...
  • 6th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...    With 25 Abrams tanks and 12 Bradley armoured vehicles, US forces made a three-hour tour through south-...
  • 5th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      On the day the US celebrated the capture of Saddam International Airport by renaming it...
  • 4th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      Saddam international airport, 10 miles to the west of central Baghdad, appears to be...
  • 3rd April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...    Yesterday was the best day for US forces since the invasion began. They appear to have broken through...
  • 2nd April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      The battle for Baghdad is about to begin in earnest, according to numerous reports this...
  • 1st April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      The invasion forces suffered another self-inflicted disaster in the battle for hearts and...
  • 31st March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website. They are posted here day by day and the full collection can be found here.  31 March 2003:  Military chiefs accuse Rumsfeld. ...
  • 30th March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website. They are posted here day by day and the full collection can be found here.  30 March 2003: First suicide bombing.  Four American soldiers...
  • 29th March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website. They are posted here day by day and the full collection can be found here.  29 March 2003: Fifty dead in Baghdad market blast. Iraq suffered...

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