When Missiles struck

When Missiles struck

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The Iraq War
Understood to be one of the most digitally networked combat ever, the battlefield amalgamated the critical mass of geospatial technologies into a wired strategic war. As of today, the coalition death toll is about slightly over 350. Of the dead, about 150 were killed after declaration on May 1 that “major combat operations in Iraq have ended.” The Iraq Body Count project, which compiles estimates of Iraqi civilian casualties, has a minimum estimate of 6073 and a high of 7782. In November 2003 The Guardian estimated that between 13,500 and 45,000 Iraqi soldiers were killed.

Saddam located
After nine months on the run, U.S. soldiers captured Saddam Hussein in a raid on December 13, 2003 at approximately 8:26 PM local time. He was captured near Ad Dawr, on the Tigris River, about 15 kilometer south of Tikrit. After searching two possible locations, named Wolverine 1 and 2, coalition forces found Hussien in a third location (refer image below).

  • March 20th, 2003, 5:30 am local time, war was declared
  • April 15th, 2003, war announced effectively over