The Iraq war in pictures

Published On: Mar 18 2013 02:08:23 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 08 2014 12:23:26 AM CDT

Look back at more than a decade of war in Iraq, which is now once again the target of U.S. airstrikes.

Iraq War - Blackwater Shooting
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On Sept. 17, 2007, controversy erupts after contractors for the private security firm Blackwater shoot 17 Iraqi civilians in a Baghdad square. Irate Iraqi officials canceled the controversial firm's license, although ultimately all charges against Blackwater are dismissed. Pictured here is a sign marking the entrance of Blackwater's training facility in Mount Carroll, Illinois, on Oct. 2, 2007.

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