United States Launches War Against Iraq

    Date19 Mar 2003
    CategoryGovernment
    3008
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    After air raid sirens went off across Baghdad, anti-aircraft fire and explosions were heard in the capital at dawn Thursday. Moments after the explosions began, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer told reporters in Washington, "The opening stages of the disarmament of the Iraqi regime have begun.". . . After air raid sirens went off across Baghdad, anti-aircraft fire and explosions were heard in the capital at dawn Thursday. Moments after the explosions began, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer told reporters in Washington, "The opening stages of the disarmament of the Iraqi regime have begun."

    No airplanes were visible in the skies over Baghdad as the air raid sirens blared. Yellow and white tracers from anti-aircraft fire were seen in the sky, and a number of strong explosions went off in the city.

    One explosion raised a ball of fire toward the southern part of the capital.

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