History List Of 2003 invasion of Iraq Battles

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List of every major 2003 invasion of Iraq battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous 2003 invasion of Iraq battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this 2003 invasion of Iraq list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these 2003 invasion of Iraq battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

Battle of Baghdad and 2003 attack on Karbala are included on this list.
2003 attack on Karbala is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of 2003 invasion of Iraq Battles
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The 2003 attack on Karbala was an unsuccessful strike on the Iraqi Republican Guard Medina Division by the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The Medina Division was mostly deployed along the Karbala gap, west of the city of Karbala itself. The Iraqi Division was targeted as it was the best equipped Iraqi unit, and its destruction would negatively affect Iraqi military morale. The Medina Division sustained only limited damage during the engagement, and it is considered Iraq's only victory of the invasion. The defeat for the Americans resulted in one AH-64 Apache being shot down intact. The two pilots were captured and shown on television along with the helicopter. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Karbala, Iraq

Part of: 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War

Combatants: United States of America

Commanders: David Petraeus

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Battle of Baghdad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of 2003 invasion of Iraq Battles
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The Battle of Baghdad, also known as the Fall of Baghdad, was a military invasion of Baghdad that took place in early April 2003, as part of the invasion of Iraq. Three weeks into the invasion of Iraq, Coalition Forces Land Component Command elements, led by the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division moved into Baghdad. The United States declared victory on April 14, and President George W. Bush gave his Mission Accomplished Speech on May 1. Baghdad suffered serious damage to its civilian infrastructure, economy, and cultural inheritance from the fighting, as well as looting and arson. During the invasion, the Al-Yarmouk Hospital in south Baghdad saw a steady rate of about 100 new patients an ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Baghdad, Iraq

Part of: 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War

Combatants: Iraq, United States of America

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Battle of Al Faw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of 2003 invasion of Iraq Battles
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The Battle of Al Faw was one of the first battles of the Iraq War. One of the initial objectives of the Coalition campaign in Iraq was to capture the Gas and Oil Platforms in the Al-Faw Peninsula intact before it could be sabotaged or destroyed by the Iraqi military. This would prevent an ecological disaster similar to the 1991 Gulf War and enable a quicker resumption of oil exports which was vital to the rebuilding of Iraq after the war. The British Royal Marines' 3 Commando Brigade would also capture Umm Qasr at the same time so that its only deep water port in Iraq could be used to bring in humanitarian supplies once the Khawr Abd Allah waterway was cleared by the Mine Counter Measures ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Baghdad, Al-Faw, Iraq

Part of: 2003 invasion of Iraq

Combatants: Iraq

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The Battle of Basra lasted from March 21, 2003 to April 6, 2003 and was one of the first battles of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The British 7 Armoured Brigade fought their way into Iraq's second-largest city, Basra, on 6 April coming under constant attack by the Iraqi Army 51st Division and Fedayeen. While elements of the Parachute Regiment cleared the 'old quarter' of the city that was inaccessible to vehicles. Entering Basra had only been achieved after two weeks of conflict, which included the biggest tank battle of the war by British forces when the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards destroyed 14 Iraqi tanks on 27 March. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Basra, Iraq

Part of: 2003 invasion of Iraq

Combatants: Iraq

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