KARMAH, Iraq—Sgt. Jesse E. Leach drags Lance Cpl. Juan Valdez of Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, to safety moments after he was shot by a sniper during a patrol. Valdez was shot through the arm and right torso but survived, Oct. 31, 2006.
12 YEARS LATER: BLAIR 'SORRY' FOR IRAQ WAR - DRUDGE REPORT .... As well as apologising for the Iraq War, the former Prime Minister also admitted he could be partly to blame for the rise of Islamic State
2011: The flag of American has been lowered in Baghdad, bringing nearly nine years of US military operations in Iraq to a formal end.about 4,000 US soldiers now remain in Iraq.At its peak US forces there numbered 270,000. Some 4,500 US soldiers and more than 100,000 Iraqis have died in the war.launched by Bush in March 2003, soon became hugely unpopular as claims that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction and supporting al-Qaeda militants turned out to be untrue.