Iraq still carries traces of war on its 10th year
Reporting by Tutku Senen
US occupation in Iraq left more than 100,000 dead, millions of orphans and 1.5 million refugees.
Iraq is still carrying the traces ofoccupation and war on its 10th year.
Planes of US-British coalition forces bombed Iraq on March 20, 2003 which started the occupation in the country.
Over 100,000 people were killed, millions of children were orphaned and nearly 1.5 million people became refugees in Iraq due to the occupation.
86,000 women were widowed, 4.5 million children lost their father, while more than one million Iraqis are still waiting to return to their country.
The occupation lasted nearly 8.5 years, and US withdrew its last troops from Iraq on December 15, 2011 by the orders from US President Barack Obama.
Despite the withdrawal of troops, inner clashes, sectarian tensions, suicide attacks and struggle of power are still continuing in the country.
Saturday, March 16, 2013