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Struggle for Iraq
Introduction
Click on the events below to read about Iraq's history
Saddam's rise:
1957-79
Iran-Iraq war:
1980-88
Gulf War:
1990 - 1991
Containment:
1991-2002
Second war:
2003-06
Young activist
Hardline deputy
War breaks out
Israeli bombing
Chemical warfare
Western support
Truce and debt
Kuwait invasion
Desert Storm
Scud missiles
Civilian casualties
Ground war
Iraqi ceasefire
Uprisings
After the war
No-fly zones
Oil-for-Food
Desert Fox
Inspectors barred
US-led invasion
Saddam captured
Iraq in turmoil
Trial of Saddam
INTRODUCTION

Saddam Hussein rose from an impoverished youth to become a ruthless ruler. His years in power saw him transformed from the West's ally against spreading Islamic fundamentalism to one of its most demonised and feared enemies.

He was deposed by US forces in 2003 and later tried and sentenced to death for crimes against humanity by an Iraqi court. We trace the history of Saddam Hussein's turbulent rule.

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