Wikipedia says: “The history of Iraq from 2003 to 2011 began with the U.S.-led invasion of the country in March 2003 which overthrew the Ba’ath Party government of Saddam Hussein. This was followed by a war that lasted from 2003 to 2011, and ended when U.S. troops left the country.”
That must be true because here’s the BBC report of British forces leaving Iraq in 2009, and here’s the BBC report of US forces leaving Iraq in 2011. So why then are British and American forces still fighting in Iraq?
Hundreds of terrorists have been killed by the SAS waging a “secret war” against al-Qaeda in Iraq, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose. More than 3,500 insurgents have been “taken off the streets of Baghdad” by the elite British force in a series of audacious “Black Ops” over the past two years.
It is understood that while the majority of the terrorists were captured, several hundred, who were mainly members of the organisation known as “al-Qa’eda in Iraq” have been killed by the SAS. The SAS is part of a highly secretive unit called “Task Force Black” which also includes Delta Force, the US equivalent of the SAS.
The whereabouts of the SAS is never disclosed. In fact its existence has never even been officially acknowledged. However, if they’re still up to their necks in insurgents in Iraq, we can be sure that alot of American Special Forces are there too. All of which suggests that combat operations are not over (as The Sunday Telegraph alleges) and that Iraq’s future is still very much in doubt, doesn’t it?