The Legacy of War: Iraq 20 Years On

At 5:34 a.m. of March 20, 2003, U.S. and coalition forces began the invasion of Iraq. Forty-two minutes later, President George W. Bush, speaking from the Oval Office at the White House, announced the news to the world. From that moment on, the skies above the Tigris have echoed to the sound of people wailing.

Twenty years have passed. What have the Iraqi people experienced in these two decades? What is their life like today? What progress have they made in rebuilding their country? To answer these questions, a CGTN film crew traveled to Iraq. Now they can bring you the story of this country and its people since the day war broke out 20 years ago.

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