In this three-part series, TRT World examines Operation Iraqi Freedom and the US Invasion on its 15th anniversary.

Former US soldier Tyrone Simms and TRT World's Jon Brain discuss Simms' experiences during the Iraq War.
Former US soldier Tyrone Simms and TRT World's Jon Brain discuss Simms' experiences during the Iraq War. (TRTWorld)

It's been 15 years since a US-led coalition invaded Iraq and removed Saddam Hussein from power.

The allies met little resistance and the war was over quickly.

However, establishing peace proved far harder and the world has had to live with the consequences of the invasion.

Our North America correspondent Jon Brain explains the origins of the war, how it unfolded, and why it has proved to be so controversial.

Source: TRT World