April 3, 2003 – April 12, 2003 Click to see full answer Simply so, why did Baghdad fall?The fall of Baghdad in 1258 AD was a blow to the Islamic civilization, a major event in Islamic history marking the end of an era of learning and culture. It caused a renewal in Islam which caused it to turn inward causing the rise of Tasawwuf and the sciences of the soul (the meta-physical).Likewise, how was Baghdad damaged by war? The sanctions imposed by the UN at the conclusion of the Gulf War exacerbated these problems by banning the importation of spare parts for equipment and chemicals, such as chlorine, needed for disinfection. The invasion of Iraq produced further degradation of Iraq’s water supply, sewerage and electrical supply systems. Secondly, when did Baghdad fall to the Mongols? The Siege of Baghdad, which lasted from January 29 until February 10, 1258, entailed the investment, capture, and sack of Baghdad, the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, by Ilkhanate Mongol forces and allied troops.Did the US bomb Baghdad?2020 Baghdad International Airport airstrike. The explosion from the airstrike, as seen from a nearby suburb. On 3 January 2020, a United States drone strike near Baghdad International Airport targeted and killed Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).