Maps from Winning Iraqi Freedom The astonishing speed and success of the U.S., British and other coalition forces (including Australian and Polish) can be tracked on the following maps. In 26 days, coalition forces covered more ground, destroyed more enemy equipment, and freed more people than any other military campaign in history, given the same time frame.
The opening day of the ground war on March 21st, 2003
Coalition forces progress on the 2nd day, through March 22nd, 2003
Coaltion forces cross the Euphrates and drive on Najaf on March 23rd, 2003
Coalition forces open the Northern Front on March 28th, 2003
Major U.S. forces breakthrough the Karbala Gap and move towards Baghdad on March 29th, 2003
The drive to, and into Baghdad to April 4th, 2003
Coalition ground control as of April 8th, 2003.
Coalition ground control after the fall of Baghdad, April 9-10, 2003.
Coalition ground control after the fall of Kirkuk and Mosul April 12th, 2003.
On April 14th, 2003, Tikrit, the last holdout of Hussein and Ba'ath party loyalists fell, completing the liberation of Iraq in a 26 day period from March 21, 2003 through April 14, 2003.
Map of the location of Saddam Hussein's capture on December 13, 2003.