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Struggle For Iraq

War in Iraq: Day by day guide
Listed below are a selection of key stories from each day of the war in Iraq. Use this archive to look back at the main events of the conflict.
WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH

US-led forces move into position for an assault on Iraq as its leadership vows defiance.

THURSDAY 20 MARCH

President Bush announces the start of war, with the Iraqi leader thought to be the target of an initial attack.

FRIDAY 21 MARCH

Baghdad and other Iraqi cities come under aerial attack in what US officials say is a major escalation.


SATURDAY 22 MARCH
US-led forces seize key areas of southern Iraq as they push on to Baghdad, which comes under heavy bombardment.

SUNDAY 23 MARCH
Five captured US soldiers are paraded on Iraqi television as coalition forces meet determined resistance.

MONDAY 24 MARCH
Coalition forces bomb units of Saddam's elite Republican Guard on the outskirts of Baghdad.


TUESDAY 25 MARCH
Adverse weather disrupts the US-led advance towards Baghdad, but heavy bombing of Republican Guards goes on.

WEDNESDAY 26 MARCH
At least 14 people are dead following a coalition air strike on a shopping area in the Iraqi capital, the authorities say.

THURSDAY 27 MARCH
President Bush says the US-led forces will press on for "however long it takes" to topple the Iraqi leader.


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