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1. 06-09 Baghdad bomb attacks kill at least 18
C. 06-07 Iraqi troops reportedly advance against ISIS in refinery town Northern Iraq
D. 06-05 Tariq Aziz, ex-Saddam Hussein aide, 'dies in prison' Southern Iraq
4. 06-01 41 killed in ISIS suicide attacks at police base in western Iraq Tharthar, Western Iraq
F. 05-24 Iraq will take back Ramadi from IS 'in days' - PM Abadi Baghdad
G. 05-19 Iraq calls for volunteers for IS fight Baghdad
H. 05-18 Iraqi forces, civilians flee as ISIS gains control of Ramadi Ramadi, Western Iraq
05-15 Militants seize Ramadi stronghold Ramadi, Western Iraq
9. 05-13 Islamic State deputy leader 'killed in Iraq air strike' Tal Afar, Northern Iraq

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Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives'  Several hundred Yazidi captives have been killed in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say Saddam aide Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri 'killed' in Iraq  Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who was right-hand man to Iraq's ex-leader Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi officials say Iraqi army drives IS from key town  Iraqi forces have pushed Islamic State (IS) fighters out of the western town of al-Baghdadi, the US military says IS militants kill 50 from Iraq tribe  Militants from Islamic State (IS) have killed at least 50 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province, officials and tribal leaders say
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Obama 'to send 500 more troops to Iraq'  US President is reportedly preparing to approve the deployment of more US troops to Iraq to train up local forces fighting Islamic State Tariq Aziz, ex-Saddam Hussein aide, 'dies in prison'  Tariq Aziz, known as the face of Saddam Hussein's regime on the world stage for many years, has died in an Iraqi prison, officials say Islamic State 'seizes last Syria-Iraq border crossing'  Islamic State militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a monitoring group says   Militants seize Ramadi stronghold Map of Ramadi Iraq

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  Islamic State militants have seized the main government building in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest province
2015 May.13   Islamic State deputy leader 'killed in Iraq air strike'  Abdul Rahman Mustafa Mohammed, also known as Abu Alaa al-Afari, has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike, the Iraqi ministry of defence says 2015 May.9   'Dozens dead' and many escape in Iraq prison break  At least 30 prisoners and 10 guards have been killed in a prison break in Iraq, as more than 50 other inmates escaped 2015 May.2       Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives'   Several hundred Yazidi captives have been killed in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say

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2015 Apr.17       Saddam aide Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri 'killed' in Iraq   Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who was right-hand man to Iraq's ex-leader Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi officials say 2015 Apr.6   Mass graves of Iraqi soldiers killed by IS found in Tikrit  The suspected mass graves of up to 1,700 captured Iraqi soldiers killed by the Islamic State group (IS) have been found in the city of Tikrit

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2015 Mar.6       Iraqi army drives IS from key town
Map of al-Baghdadi Iraq  Iraqi forces have pushed Islamic State (IS) fighters out of the western town of al-Baghdadi, the US military says 2015 Mar.2   Iraq 'seizes districts from IS' in Tikrit advance  Iraqi government forces say they have retaken some districts around Tikrit in their fight to recapture the city from Islamic State

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2015 Feb.28   ISIS militants destroying antiquities in Iraq  New video released by ISIS shows militants smashing what they say are antiquities at a museum in Mosul

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2014 Nov.1       IS militants kill 50 from Iraq tribe   Militants from Islamic State (IS) have killed at least 50 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province, officials and tribal leaders say

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2014 Oct.29   Islamic State 'kills 30 Sunni tribesmen' in Iraq  Islamic State (IS) militants have shot dead 30 Sunni Arab tribesmen in a town west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, local officials say

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2014 Sep.7   Iraq secures area around key dam after US strikes  Iraqi government forces say they have cleared ISIS militants from a wide area around the strategic Haditha dam, helped by US air strikes

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2014 Aug.19     Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley
  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq
 James Wright Foley (October 18, 1973 August 19, 2014) was an American freelance journalist and photojournalist of the Syrian Civil War when he was abducted on November 22, 2012 in northwestern Syria. Foley is the first American citizen to be killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
2014 Aug.18   Iraq crisis: Mosul dam recaptured from militants  Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants, US President Barack Obama has said 2014 Aug.15   Iraq crisis: Yazidi villagers 'massacred' by ISIS  Militants in northern Iraq have massacred at least 80 men from the Yazidi faith in a village and abducted women and children, reports say 2014 Aug.11     Iraqi President nominates new prime minister   President Fuad Masum nominated Haider al-Abadi to succeed a defiant Nuri al-Maliki, who had earlier vowed to hang on to power
 Iraq's president asks a Shia politician to replace embattled Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, as the country faces a growing jihadist insurgency

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2014 Jul.5   Isis chief appears in first video  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamist militant group Isis, has called on Muslims to obey him, in his first video sermon

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2014 Jun.29     ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
  The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state 2014 Jun.28     Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit   Iraq's army has routed Sunni militants in a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say
 Thousands of Iraqi troops backed by tanks and air power attacked Tikrit from four directions. State television said the governor's HQ had been recaptured
2014 Jun.23   Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels'  Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad 2014 Jun.22     Iraq 'loses western border control'   The Iraqi government appears to have lost control of its western borders after Sunni militants reportedly captured crossings to Syria and Jordan 2014 Jun.20   More than a million Iraqis have fled their homes as ISIS continues siege  More than a million Iraqis have been forced from their homes by conflict this year, the U.N. refugee agency said -- a number only likely to rise 2014 Jun.17   Baghdadis stockpile food in fear of ISIS advance  Residents of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, are stockpiling food and water as Islamist militants move closer 2014 Jun.16   US deploys 275 'military personnel'  Up to 275 US 'military personne' are being sent to Iraq to provide security for the US embassy and other personnel, the White House says   Militants 'seize' Iraq's Tal Afar  Sunni militants captured Tal Afar, a town in the northwest of Iraq as the Obama administration reportedly prepared to open a dialogue with Iran 2014 Jun.11   Militants seize Tikrit after taking Mosul  Islamist insurgents in Iraq have seized the city of Tikrit, their second major gain after capturing Mosul on Tuesday 2014 Jun.10     ISIS seizes second city of Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul

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2014 Jan.4   Iraq government 'loses Fallujah'  The Iraqi government has lost control of the strategic city of Fallujah. Al-Qaeda-linked militants now control the south of the city

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2013 Dec.25   Bomb attacks on Christians in Baghdad kill 37  In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church during Christmas Mass in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26

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2013 Jul.22   Mass 'al-Qaeda' jailbreaks in Iraq  Hundreds of inmates have escaped from two Iraqi prisons after gunmen stormed two jails near Baghdad

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2013 May.27   Wave of Baghdad car bombs 'kills 57'  At least 57 people have been killed in a series of car bombs targeting mainly Shia areas in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say

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2013 Mar.19   Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary  17 car bombs, seven roadside bombs, rippled mostly through Shiite neighborhoods on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion

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2011 Dec.21   Multiple Iraq blasts kill at least 63 people  A wave of apparently co-ordinated bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, kills at least 63 people and injures around 185
 14 blasts hit various locations. The bombings follow the withdrawal of US troops
2011 Dec.19   Arrest warrant issued for vice president  An Iraqi investigative committee issued an arrest warrant for Tariq al-Hashimi, who is accused of orchestrating bombing attacks 2011 Dec.17     Last US troops withdraw from Iraq
  The last convoy of US troops to leave Iraq has entered Kuwait, nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein
 The column of about 100 armoured vehicles carrying 500 soldiers crossed the Iraqi desert. At the peak of the operation there were 170,000 US troops

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2010 Dec.30   Christians killed in Iraq attacks  Two people have died and 14 injured in a series of attacks on Christian homes in the Iraqi capital

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2010 Aug.31   U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends  At 5 p.m. ET -- at a cost of more than 4,400 U.S. military personnel killed and 30,000 wounded -- thes combat mission officially drew to a close
 President Barack Obama announced the conclusion of the combat mission in a speech from the Oval Office. He said Americans who served in Iraq 'completed every mission they were given'

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2009 Dec.8   Car bombs killed at least 127 people  A series of bombings has killed at least 127 people and wounded 448 in the centre of the Iraqi capital
 The first blast targeted a police patrol in the Dora district. 4 others occurred near official buildings within minutes

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2009 Oct.25     Twin suicide bombings kill more than 130
  520 wounded in car bombings in central Baghdad near Iraqi government buildings -- the deadliest attack on civilians in Iraq this year
 One of the bombs exploded outside Baghdad's governorate building. The second was outside the Justice Ministry, about 500 meters away. Al Qaeda in Iraq ally claims bombings

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2009 Aug.19   95 killed, 310 injured in Baghdad attacks  A series of bombings rocked Iraq's capital within one hour. The six explosions marked the country's deadliest day since U.S. handover
 Truck bombs and a barrage of mortars also injured more than 500. One vehicle exploded outside the foreign ministry

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2009 Jun.29   US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities  US troops are withdrawing to base in Iraq, handing control of cities and towns to Iraq's new security forces
 National Sovereignty Day declared a public holiday, and Baghdad threw a giant party

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2009 Feb.26   Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010  President Obama is planning to pull all combat troops out of Iraq by August 2010, which falls short of his campaign promise
 Between 35,000 to 50,000 troops will remain in Iraq. They would be withdrawn gradually until all U.S. forces are out of Iraq by December 31, 2011 -- the deadline set under an agreement with the Bush administration

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2009 Jan.30   Change in the air as Iraq votes  Iraq is to elect new provincial councils in the first nationwide vote in 4 years, with the Sunni minority expected to turn out in strength
 4,000 women run for office. Voting ended peacefully, and the mood was festive, unlike the violence, intimidation and apathy in 2005

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2008 Dec.14   Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush  Bush made a farewell visit, where he met with Iraqi leaders, talked to the media and joked after a man threw shoes at him
 Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist, was wrestled to the floor by security guards after during a news conference he called Bush 'a dog' and threw his footwear, just missing the president

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2008 Mar.25   Iraq forces battle Basra militias  Heavy fighting has been raging as thousands of Iraqi troops battle Shia militias in the southern city. British forces carried out air strikes
 Clashes have spread to Baghdad's Sadr City. 3 Iraqi army brigades were deployed to Basra as back-up for the offensive. Up to 15,000 troops could be involved. The operation is being overseen by PM Maliki, a day after he vowed to 're-impose law'

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2007 Dec.1   Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq  The Turkish military said it attacked 50 to 60 Kurdish rebels inside Iraqi territory, inflicting 'significant losses'
 A spokesman for the local Iraqi Kurdistan government denied there had been an attack. The Turkish military did not say whether Turkish troops had crossed into Iraq to conduct the operation

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2007 Jul.7   At least 105 killed in village market blast  A truck, resembled an Iraqi military truck, laden with two tons of explosives detonated in an outdoor market in Amerli
 250 people were wounded in the bombing.. The village predominately populated by Shiite Turkmens and Kurds, located in Salaheddin province. Bombers killed another 48 people in villages in Diyala province

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2007 Jun.19   Car bomb kills 87 in crowded square  A truck bomb ripped through a crowded Khalani Square, killing at least 75 people and wounding 204 others
 The massive explosion in the Sinak commercial district destroyed part of the al-Khilani mosque
2007 Jun.12   Blast hits key Shia shrine  The 3 minarets of the al-Askari, one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam, have been damaged by an explosion in Samarra
 The bombing destroyed two towers at the mosque. The same holy site was attacked in February 2006. The shrine houses one of 2 tombs in Samarra for Shia imams, which attract pilgrims from around the world

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2007 Apr.18     Bombings kill almost 200
  Insurgent bombers launched a series of attacks across Baghdad. 112 dead in Sadriya market. 28 dead in an attack at the entrance to Sadr City
 11 civilians were killed in Karrada district. 4 police officers were killed when a suicide car bomber exploded at an Iraqi police checkpoint
2007 Apr.12   8 killed in suicide attack on parliament  After the attack in the cafeteria, more explosives were found near the parliament room. An explosion is killing at least two MPs
 The entrance's security scanner was not working. The convention center is one of the most heavily guarded buildings in the countryEarlier, a bomb on a bridge killed at least eight people

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2007 Mar.27   Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar  The explosions, within a few minutes of each other, targeted markets. In 2006 Bush touted Tal Afar as an example
 One bomb was hidden in a truck that loaded with food supplies
2007 Mar.19   Former VP Ramadan executed  One of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants, Taha Yassin Ramadan was sentenced to life for his role in killing Shias in the 1980s
 His punishment was increased at an appeal. 'The execution was smooth with no violation,' the official said. Ramadan had said he would 'die bravely'
2007 Mar.17   Gas attack makes hundreds ill  Suicide bombers detonated 3 chlorine-filled trucks in Anbar province, killing 2 police officers and sickened 350 Iraqis and 6 coalition force members
 2 of the attacks were near the city of Falluja, the third near Ramadi, west of Baghdad
2007 Mar.6   More than 120 die in blasts  Insurgents stepped up attacks on Shiite pilgrims heading to the city of Karbala, with bombings and small arms attacks
 Suicide bombers targeted Shiite pilgrims in Hilla, killing 93 people

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2007 Feb.12   90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack  5 explosions ripped through central Baghdad, amid memorials marking last year's attack on a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra
 190 people were wounded. 3 car bombs exploded at the Shorja market, killing at least 79 people. A roadside bomb ignited in the Bab al-Sharji commercial district is killing 9
2007 Feb.3     Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market   A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden truck in a crowded market in Sedriya, a mixed neighborhood
 The blast destroyed stores and automobiles. Many victims were trapped under the rubble. 8 die in other attacks; 2 came when 9 bombs detonated in Kirkuk

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2007 Jan.22   Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities  Bombs in marketplaces killed dozens of people in Baghdad and in Khalis, near the northeastern city of Baquba
 At least 88 people were killed in central Baghdad in a pair of nearly simultaneous car bombings in the midday bombings in al-Sharqi district. Both car bombs were detonated by remote control shortly after a driver stepped out of the vehicle
2007 Jan.14   Saddam half-brother executed  Barzan Ibrahim decapitated during hanging. The former head of Revolutionary Court Hamed al-Bandar also hanged
 Hanging of Saddam's aides was filmed. They had been convicted over the killing of 148 Shia after a 1982 attempt on Saddam's life in Dujail. The men were executed where Hussein had been executed and where Hussein's intelligence officers had hanged many others.
2007 Jan.2   Iraq investigates Saddam footage  The government has launched an inquiry into unofficial mobile phone footage showing the execution of former leader

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2006 Dec.29       Saddam Hussein hanged
  The celebrations broke out after Hussein was dead. There was dancing around the body. The execution was videotaped
 He was convicted of killings in the town of Dujail 25 years ago. U.S. district judge refused a request to stay the execution. Hussein executed before Eid Al-Adha, a holiday. The law does not permit executions during religious holidays

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2006 Nov.23   More than 200 killed in Sadr City  A string of apparently coordinated bombings erupted in a Shiite slum. the death toll was expected to rise
 Bombs and mortar shells struck at 15-minute intervals. 206 wounded. Shiites responded, firing 10 mortar rounds at the Sunni shrine. The Interior Ministry imposes an 8 p.m. curfew. Gunmen attack the Iraq Health Ministry. U.S. troops fired at a minibus, killed 4
2006 Nov.14   Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute  The minister of higher education ordered universities closed until security improves
 80 gunmen were clad in Iraqi National Police uniforms and targeted the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research-Scholarships and Cultural Relations Directorate building. The directorate had a guard force of about 20 -- not enough to resist the abductors
2006 Nov.5       Saddam Hussein sentenced to death   The former Iraqi leader has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging
 Saddam was convicted over the killing of 148 people in the Shia town of Dujail in 1982. His half-brother and former chief judge were also sentenced to death. Former ViP Ramadan got life in jail. 3 others received 15-year prison terms. Baath party official Mohammed Azawi Ali was acquitted. The verdict sparked celebration in Baghdad and protests in Tikrit

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2006 Oct.10   110 bullet-riddled bodies found  60 bodies were found around Baghdad between on Monday morning and another 50 were found later in the day

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2006 Sep.23   Bomb kills 35 as they shop for Ramadan  The leader of the Ansar al-Sunna network, aligned with al Qaeda, had been arrested

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2006 Jul.1   Car bomb slaughter 62 at market  The blast destroyed food and clothing stalls around 10 a.m. in the Sadr City section in the northeast of the capital
 The attack believed to have targeted a police patrol. The blast set vehicles on fire

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2006 Jun.8   U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi  Al Qaeda in Iraq leader, the coalition's most wanted man in Iraq, was killed near Baquba
 U.S. and Iraqi officials first revealed the news to reporters. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bill Caldwell: two F-16s dropped two 500-pound bombs on a safe house 6 people, including and a key al-Zarqawi lieutenant, spiritual adviser Sheik Abd-al-Rahman, were killed in the strike Bush: Al-Zarqawi's death gives Iraq a chance to 'turn the tide' in the fight against the insurgency

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2006 May.31   Basra: State of emergency declared  Prime Minister declared a month-long state of emergency in the city, vowing to confront troublemakers 2006 May.20   Parliament approves Cabinet  The new 37-minister government is including members of the main Shia, Kurd and Sunni parties
 3 crucial ministries, national security, interior and defence,have still not been agreed It's the first full-term government since the 2003 invasion PM Nouri Maliki laid out a 34-point program that included tackling terrorism, integrating militias into the security structure and getting electricity and water back on line
2006 May.10   Killings top 1,000 in April  President Talabani has said 1,000 people were killed last month in Baghdad as a result of sectarian violence

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2006 Apr.7   80 killed in mosque attack  3 suicide bombers struck a mosque affiliated with a major Shiite political party. Another 136 were wounded
 Friday's blasts went off 3 hours after noon prayers at Buratha mosque affiliated with the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, part of the Shiite-led United Iraqi Alliance. The mosque's imam is member of parliament Sheikh Jalaluddin al-Saghir

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2006 Mar.14   More than 80 dead in reprisal killings  86 bodies were found in the capital during a 30-hour period. Officials announced a vehicle curfew

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2006 Feb.23   Curfew aims to curb violence  The government has put Baghdad and 3 provinces under curfew for much of Friday 2006 Feb.21     Blast damages Shia shrine   A bomb attack has damaged one of the Muslim world's holiest shrines, sparking demonstrations outside
 Thousands have gathered at the al-Askari shrine in Samarra where 2 men blew up the famous golden dome. The shrine is one of Samarra's 2 tombs for revered Shia imams. Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani has called for a week of mourning. Shias in Baghdad attacked at least 5 Sunni mosques in a reprisal, and disturbances reported in other cities.

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2006 Jan.5   At least 134 killed in attacks across Iraq  In Ramadi, 80 people were killed when a bomber detonated near an police recruitment and screening drive

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2005 Dec.15   'High turnout' in election  Voting was extended by an hour in some areas because of the high turnout 2005 Dec.5   Witness at Hussein trial describes torture  The witness is describing the torture of man from a Shiite village in 1982: 'They broke all his body parts'

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2005 Nov.29   Video airs of purported hostages  Al-Jazeera broadcast a video issued by an unknown group showing what it claimed were 4 hostages 2005 Nov.15   Detainees 'found starving'  The government begun an investigation into the abuse of more than 170 detainees held by Iraqi forces

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2005 Oct.25       Draft constitution passes  The referendum has passed, according to final provisional results issued by Iraqi election officials

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2005 Sep.26   Al Qaeda's No. 2 in Iraq killed  Abu Azzam was a 'significant' figure in the network in Iraq 2005 Sep.13   Wave of violence kills at least 140  A suicide car bomb exploded near a gathering of laborers. A second bomb detonated near a U.S. Army convoy

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2005 Aug.31     1,000 dead in stampede  323 others injured on a bridge after a massive Shiite religious commemoration erupted into panic 2005 Aug.28   Committee signs Iraq's draft constitution  The constitutional committee approved a final draft and put it before the National Assembly, despite the Sunni rejection 2005 Aug.11   Shias call for more autonomy  A senior Shia leader: Shia majority should be granted an autonomous federal state in the south

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2005 Jul.16   Suicide bomber kills 90 near Baghdad  A bomber detonated his explosives near a propane fuel tanker parked near a gas station in the center of Musayyib

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2005 May.23   Insurgent attacks kill at least 34  2 car bombs killed at least 15 civilians and wounded at least 20 in the northern city of Tal Afar 2005 May.10   Rebels kidnap province chief  Insurgents have abducted the governor of the western province of Anbar and called for an end to US operations 2005 May.3   Parliament swears in partial government  7 posts in Prime Minister Jaafari's cabinet, including the defence and oil, remain unfilled amid partisan haggling

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2005 Apr.28   Lawmakers approve Cabinet list  National Assembly approved a list for a transitional government. 3 ministries were filled with temporary appointments

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2005 Mar.23   Iraqi, U.S. overrun rebel base, kill 85  After a 2-hour firefight, Iraqi forces and U.S. helicopters captured an insurgent base north of Baghdad 2005 Mar.16   Assembly meets amid blasts  The 275-member assembly was sworn in. Half a dozen explosions rattled the area around the convention center 2005 Mar.10   Blast hits Shia funeral. 47 killed  An explosion has torn through a procession at a mosque in the city of Mosul killing 47

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2005 Feb.28   Suicide bomb kills at least 125  The attack in Hilla where police recruits were waiting to get physicals wounded more than 150 others 2005 Feb.18   Ashura marred by bombs  Explosions are leaving at least 27 people dead and 5 dozen wounded as Shiite Muslims observed Ashura 2005 Feb.13   Shiite alliance wins plurality  The United Iraq Alliance, backed by Ali al-Sistani fell short of an outright majority. Parties have 3 days to file objections

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2005 Jan.30     Iraqis vote amid violence  In a first free election in a half century, there is a higher than expected turnout amid attacks and threats of violence 2005 Jan.3   Baghdad governor assassinated  At least 6 people have been killed and 40 others injured in a bomb explosion at a police post

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2004 Dec.19   Bombs in Karbala, Najaf kill more than 60  In Najaf, a suicide car bomber plowed his vehicle into a funeral procession just yards from Imam Ali shrine, killing 48

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2004 Nov.16   Margaret Hassan apparently killed  The director of CARE International in Iraq was kidnapped on October 19. Videotapes showing her killing 2004 Nov.9     U.S., Iraqis enter Falluja's center   10 U.S. troops and 2 Iraqi soldiers had been killed, 22 others wounded

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2004 Oct.24   Massacre of 50 Iraqi army recruits  The bodies of recruits have been found following an ambush near the Iranian border

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2004 Sep.14   Car bomb at police station kills 47  Assailants launched two deadly assaults at police targets. 12 police officers killed in a drive-by shooting in Baquba

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2004 Aug.26   Ayatollah reaches peace deal with al-Sadr  Al-Sadr has reached an agreement with al-Sistani that grants his freedom from murder charges and secures peace in Najaf

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2004 Jul.28   Day of violence leaves at least 115 dead  68 killed in a Baquba suicide bombing and 42 in fighting in south-central Iraq. Militants claim to kill 2 Pakistanis 2004 Jul.15   Iraq to form new security force  Attacks by insurgents continued as the government is establishing an intelligence service to 'annihilate' terrorist groups 2004 Jul.1   Defiant Saddam in court  Saddam Hussein is hearing preliminary charges against him that included the gassing of Kurds and the invasion of Kuwait

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2004 May.28   Allawi named as future prime minister  Former exile Iyad Allawi has been chosen to head an interim government

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2004 Apr.30   Iraq prison abuse sparks outrage  A coalition military spokesman is 'disgusted' by photographs that apparently show U.S. soldiers abusing detainees

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2003 Dec.14   Saddam captured  Hundreds of Iraqis flooded the streets, firing guns into the air, singing, dancing and throwing candy into the air

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2003 Aug.29   Cleric among 100 dead after mosque blast  Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim was the spiritual leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution

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2003 Jul.22   Saddam's sons killed in raid  Uday and Qusay were killed by U.S. troops in the northern city of Mosul after a tipster betrayed their hideout

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2003 Apr.9   Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray  The toppling of a giant bronze statue in Baghdad is being greeted as the symbolic crumbling of Saddam Hussein's regime   Baghdad falls to US forces  A looting breaks out amid scenes of jubilation. U.S. troops tear down a statue of Saddam

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2003 Mar.19       U.S. Launches War Against Iraq
  After air raid sirens went off across Baghdad, anti-aircraft fire and explosions were heard
 Blair ordered British forces to take part in the action to protect against a new threat of 'disorder and chaos'. Saddam that denounced the U.S.-led military campaign as 'criminal'. A convoy of U.S. tanks rolled unopposed through the desert toward the Iraqi capital. Dozens of Iraqi troops surrendered with white flags to British marines.

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2002 Nov.8   U.N. passes Iraq resolution 1441  Security Council resolution demands unfettered access for U.N. inspectors to search for weapons of mass destruction