Middle East | Shock and Awe revisited, as fighting drags on in Syria's Ghouta

Shock and Awe revisited, as fighting drags on in Syria’s Ghouta

The latest estimate is 2.4 million Iraqis killed since the US invasion in 2003; and while the nature of war in the Middle East has morphed in different ways, arch-conservatives stagger on like the Walking Dead eyeing their next conflict

March 20, 2018 2:20 PM (UTC+8)
A file photo taken in March 2014 shows an Iraqi Kurd man walking in a graveyard for the victims of a gas attack by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in the Kurdish town of Halabja, 300km northeast of Baghdad. Some 2.4 million people are said to have been killed or died since the US invasion in 2003. Photo: AFP / Safin Hamed
A file photo taken in March 2014 shows an Iraqi Kurd man walking in a graveyard for the victims of a gas attack by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in the Kurdish town of Halabja, 300km northeast of Baghdad. Some 2.4 million people are said to have been killed or died since the US invasion in 2003. Photo: AFP / Safin Hamed
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