A weapons search at a vehicle checkpoint, Al Zubayr Port, Iraq, 2003
Digital photograph by Corporal Dave Liddle, Royal Logistic Corps, Operation TELIC, Iraq (2003-2011), 23 November 2003.
In March 2003, British troops took part in a coalition invasion of Iraq. After a month of combat operations, they overthrew Saddam Hussein's regime and occupied the nation. Despite this initial success, it would be a further six years before Britain's combat operations came to an end. Coalition attempts to establish stability failed and sectarian violence and an insurgency against the occupation ensued.
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