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Curfew aims to curb violence More than 80 dead in reprisal killings 80 killed in mosque attack Killings top 1,000 in April Parliament approves Cabinet  The new 37-minister government is including members of the main Shia, Kurd and Sunni parties Bush makes surprise visit Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers Car bomb slaughter 62 at market At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings Bomb kills 35 as they shop for Ramadan Total curfew declared in capital 110 bullet-riddled bodies found Weekend toll in Iraq: 83 bodies 83 bullet-riddled bodies found in city   Saddam Hussein sentenced to death   The former Iraqi leader has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging Bombers kill 35 Iraq police recruits Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute   The minister of higher education ordered universities closed until security improves Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound' Iraqi president plans talks with Iran, Syria 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 Shiite bloc's walkout threat test for PM Suicide truck bomb kills at least 54 Saddam Hussein hanged
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  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 ex...





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Shiite-led alliance wins election Jaafari set to stay as PM Saddam in 'hunger strike' protest   Curfew aims to curb violence  The government has put Baghdad and 3 provinces under curfew for much of Friday Renewed violence amid calls for calm More than 80 dead in reprisal killings  86 bodies were found in the capital during a 30-hour period. Officials announced a vehicle curfew Pressure mounts on PM to go Rice and Straw arrive Hussein charged with genocide Hussein grins during cross-examination   80 killed in mosque attack  3 suicide bombers struck a mosque affiliated with a major Shiite political party. Another 136 were wounded 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 32 killed in violence Parliament approves Cabinet


January 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jan.17  Journalist's kidnappers make demands
Jan.20
Jan.23  New judge to take on Saddam trial


February 2006 ... more > Top ^
Feb.12
Feb.13  Screaming Hussein back in court
Feb.14
Feb.21  Marketplace bomb kills 20
Feb.22  Gunmen strike 27 mosques, kill imams
Feb.23  
Feb.24  Curfew extended to stem revenge attacks
Feb.26
Feb.28  Blasts kill at least 35


March 2006 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2  Authorities to impose Sabbath curfew
Mar.7  18 men found strangled
Mar.10  Talabani called parliament to meet
Mar.12  Car bombs kill at least 36 in Sadr City
Mar.14  
Mar.16  First meeting for Iraq parliament


April 2006 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1
Apr.2  Rice, Straw to Iraqis: 'The time has come'
Apr.4
Apr.5
Apr.7  
Apr.16  Bombs kill at least 34 amid deadlock
Apr.21  Shia bloc names PM choice
Apr.22  Parliament elects new leaders
Apr.24  Tape 'links' Hussein to attacks
Apr.28  Abu Ghraib interrogation chief charged


May 2006 ... more > Top ^
May.10  
May.14
May.16  UAE diplomat kidnapped
May.20  
  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 Mal...
May.24  Aziz takes stand for Hussein

June 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jun.13     Bush makes surprise visit
  The President arrived in Baghdad on a visit to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Jun.17  23 killed in string of attacks   Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers  Iraqi witnesses say they saw 2 U.S. soldiers being led away by masked insurgents to a pair of cars Jun.19  Prosecution demands Saddam death Jun.21  Lawyer for Saddam Hussein found slain

July 2006 ... more > Top ^
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 Jul.2 Hussein's wife, daughter on 'wanted' list Jul.9 Gunmen kill 40 Sunnis in rampage Jul.23  Hunger-strike Hussein in hospital Jul.25  Bush, Iraqi PM discussed Baghdad security

August 2006 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6  Rape-slaying hearing begins Aug.7  Troops drank, golfed before killings, rape Aug.8  Attacks leave at least 30 dead Aug.19  Security tight for pilgrimage Aug.20 20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded
Saddam facing poison gas charges Aug.21  Saddam fails to enter poison gas plea Aug.22  Witness tells of chemical bombs Aug.27  Bombings hit bus, newspaper  Prime Minister denies civil war as 50 die Aug.30   At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings Map of Babil Iraq  Insurgents launched a string of bombings in Baghdad and the nearby provinces of Diyala and Babil

September 2006 ... more > Top ^
Sep.6  Iraq has months to avert collapse Sep.7  US hands over Iraq army control  Wave of violence leaves 19 dead Sep.12  Hussein: 'We will crush your heads' Sep.13  Bomb attacks kill 22  Annan: Mideast view Iraq war as disaster Sep.16  Body lures soldiers to booby-trapped car  Ring of trenches considered for Baghdad Sep.19 Judge dismissed in Hussein trial
Sep.20  Saddam Hussein ejected from trial 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 Sep.24  PM calls for Ramadan unity Sep.25  Hussein ordered from courtroom Sep.26  Hussein again ejected from trial Sep.29  Hussein judge brother-in-law shot dead     Total curfew declared in capital  The Iraqi government has declared an immediate curfew, to run until Sunday morning

October 2006 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4 Iraq police brigade aided abuctors
Oct.10  Police find 60 bodies     110 bullet-riddled bodies found  60 bodies were found around Baghdad between on Monday morning and another 50 were found later in the day Oct.15     Weekend toll in Iraq: 83 bodies   51 bullet-riddled bodies were found in Baghdad; some showing signs of torture Oct.17  Talabani backs 'Iran-Syria plan' Oct.19  Baghdad security plan 'failing' Oct.24  Iraq 'success' possible, US says Masked men abducted U.S. soldier Oct.25 Iraq, U.S. forces take on militia  PM disputes U.S. account of raid on militia Oct.29 Bomb kills 26, injures 60 Oct.31  PM orders opening of checkpoints

November 2006 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  Sunni leader dismayed by security easing Nov.3     83 bullet-riddled bodies found in city  Some of the bodies showed signs of torture. 4 U.S. soldiers and a U.S. Marine have been killed  Iraq braces for Hussein verdicts Nov.4  Iraqi PM condemns Saddam 'crimes' 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
 PM hails Saddam's sentence Nov.6 Capital on lockdown after Hussein verdict
Nov.7  Hussein to Iraqis: Be forgiving Nov.11  U.S. offers $50K to help find soldier Nov.12     Bombers kill 35 Iraq police recruits   Two suicide bombers have killed 35 people at a police commando recruiting centre in western Baghdad 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-Scholars...
Most hostages freed after kidnapping
Nov.16  Attacks kill 13; 4 U.S. troops die Nov.19 Iraq's deputy health minister kidnapped     Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound'   Human Rights Watch: The trial was so flawed that he did not get a fair trial and its verdict is unsound Nov.20     Iraqi president plans talks with Iran, Syria   Jalal Talabani is expected to travel this weekend to Tehran to meet with Iranian President Ahmadinejad 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...
Nov.24   Shiite bloc's walkout threat test for PM  Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is threatening to withdraw support from Iraq's government if al-Maliki meets President Bush Shiites torch Sunni people, mosques Nov.26  PM: Only politicians can end bloodbath

December 2006 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2  Dozens killed in bombings Dec.6  Iraqi leaders play down U.S. study report Dec.7 Iraq plans international, regional summits
Dec.10  Talabani rejects Baker-Hamilton report Dec.11     Suicide truck bomb kills at least 54   Many of the killed were unemployed Iraqis lured toward the explosion by an offer of work Dec.12  Car bomb strikes eastern Baghdad Dec.13 Bombers strike workers for second day Dec.14 Gunmen in uniforms kidnap 20-30 Dec.16 PM reaches out to Baathists Dec.17  Kidnapping overshadows Blair visit Dec.20  Suicide bomber kills 12 Dec.26  Death sentence for Saddam upheld Dec.28  Sources: Hussein to hang this weekend Dec.29 'No delays' to Hussein execution     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
Dec.30  PM: Saddam death 'ends dark chapter' Dec.31  Officials: Saddam not hanged for revenge


  Curfew aims to curb violence  The government has put Baghdad and 3 provinces under curfew for much of Friday Renewed violence amid calls for calm Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers  Iraqi witnesses say they saw 2 U.S. soldiers being led away by masked insurgents to a pair of cars   Total curfew declared in capital  The Iraqi government has declared an immediate curfew, to run until Sunday morning Masked men abducted U.S. soldier Iraq, U.S. forces take on militia   83 bullet-riddled bodies found in city  Some of the bodies showed signs of torture. 4 U.S. soldiers and a U.S. Marine have been killed Capital on lockdown after Hussein verdict   Bombers kill 35 Iraq police recruits   Two suicide bombers have killed 35 people at a police commando recruiting centre in western Baghdad Saddam in 'hunger strike' protest More than 80 dead in reprisal killings  86 bodies were found in the capital during a 30-hour period. Officials announced a vehicle curfew Hussein charged with genocide Hussein grins during cross-examination   80 killed in mosque attack  3 suicide bombers struck a mosque affiliated with a major Shiite political party. Another 136 were wounded 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 32 killed in violence Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers  Iraqi witnesses say they saw 2 U.S. soldiers being led away by masked insurgents to a pair of cars   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 Hussein's wife, daughter on 'wanted' list Gunmen kill 40 Sunnis in rampage 20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded Saddam facing poison gas charges At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings Map of Babil Iraq  Insurgents launched a string of bombings in Baghdad and the nearby provinces of Diyala and Babil Judge dismissed in Hussein trial Bomb kills 35 as they shop for Ramadan   The leader of the Ansar al-Sunna network, aligned with al Qaeda, had been arrested Iraq police brigade aided abuctors   110 bullet-riddled bodies found  60 bodies were found around Baghdad between on Monday morning and another 50 were found later in the day   Weekend toll in Iraq: 83 bodies   51 bullet-riddled bodies were found in Baghdad; some showing signs of torture Masked men abducted U.S. soldier Bomb kills 26, injures 60   Saddam Hussein sentenced to death




Baghdad, 2006 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2006
Feb.23
Feb.24  Curfew extended to stem revenge attacks
Feb.26
Feb.28  Blasts kill at least 35
Mar.2  Authorities to impose Sabbath curfew
Apr.28  Abu Ghraib interrogation chief charged
Jun.17  23 killed in string of attacks
Jun.17
Aug.6  Rape-slaying hearing begins
Aug.7  Troops drank, golfed before killings, rape
Aug.22  Witness tells of chemical bombs
Aug.27  Prime Minister denies civil war as 50 die
Sep.7  US hands over Iraq army control
Sep.13  Annan: Mideast view Iraq war as disaster
Sep.16  Body lures soldiers to booby-trapped car
Sep.16  Ring of trenches considered for Baghdad
Sep.29
Oct.19  Baghdad security plan 'failing'
Oct.24
Oct.25
Oct.25  PM disputes U.S. account of raid on militia
Oct.31  PM orders opening of checkpoints
Nov.3
Nov.3  Iraq braces for Hussein verdicts
Nov.6
Nov.11  U.S. offers $50K to help find soldier
Nov.12
Nov.16  Attacks kill 13; 4 U.S. troops die




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2006
Jan.17  Journalist's kidnappers make demands
Jan.23  New judge to take on Saddam trial
Feb.13  Screaming Hussein back in court
Feb.14
Feb.21  Marketplace bomb kills 20
Feb.22  Gunmen strike 27 mosques, kill imams
Feb.28  Blasts kill at least 35
Mar.7  18 men found strangled
Mar.12  Car bombs kill at least 36 in Sadr City
Mar.14
Apr.4
Apr.5
Apr.7
Apr.16  Bombs kill at least 34 amid deadlock
Apr.24  Tape 'links' Hussein to attacks
Apr.28  Abu Ghraib interrogation chief charged
May.10
May.14
May.16  UAE diplomat kidnapped
May.24  Aziz takes stand for Hussein
Jun.17  23 killed in string of attacks
Jun.17
Jun.19  Prosecution demands Saddam death
Jun.21  Lawyer for Saddam Hussein found slain
Jul.1
Jul.2
Jul.9
Aug.6  Rape-slaying hearing begins
Aug.8  Attacks leave at least 30 dead
Aug.20
Aug.20
Aug.21  Saddam fails to enter poison gas plea
Aug.22  Witness tells of chemical bombs
Aug.27  Bombings hit bus, newspaper
Aug.30
Sep.7  Wave of violence leaves 19 dead
Sep.12  Hussein: 'We will crush your heads'
Sep.13  Bomb attacks kill 22
Sep.16  Body lures soldiers to booby-trapped car
Sep.19
Sep.20  Saddam Hussein ejected from trial
Sep.23
Sep.25  Hussein ordered from courtroom
Sep.26  Hussein again ejected from trial
Sep.29  Hussein judge brother-in-law shot dead
Oct.4
Oct.10  Police find 60 bodies
Oct.10
Oct.15
Oct.24
Oct.29
Nov.5
  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
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-Scholars...
Nov.14 Most hostages freed after kidnapping Nov.19 Iraq's deputy health minister kidnapped Nov.19   Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound'   Human Rights Watch: The trial was so flawed that he did not get a fair trial and its verdict is unsound 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...
Nov.24 Shiites torch Sunni people, mosques Dec.2  Dozens killed in bombings Dec.11   Suicide truck bomb kills at least 54   Many of the killed were unemployed Iraqis lured toward the explosion by an offer of work Dec.12  Car bomb strikes eastern Baghdad Dec.13 Bombers strike workers for second day Dec.14 Gunmen in uniforms kidnap 20-30 Dec.17  Kidnapping overshadows Blair visit Dec.20  Suicide bomber kills 12 Dec.26  Death sentence for Saddam upheld Dec.28  Sources: Hussein to hang this weekend Dec.29 'No delays' to Hussein execution 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




Baghdad, 2006 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.20 Shiite-led alliance wins election Feb.12 Jaafari set to stay as PM Mar.10  Talabani called parliament to meet Mar.16  First meeting for Iraq parliament Apr.1 Pressure mounts on PM to go Apr.1 Rice and Straw arrive Apr.2  Rice, Straw to Iraqis: 'The time has come' Apr.16  Bombs kill at least 34 amid deadlock Apr.21  Shia bloc names PM choice Apr.22  Parliament elects new leaders 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 Mal...
Jun.13   Bush makes surprise visit
  The President arrived in Baghdad on a visit to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Jul.23  Hunger-strike Hussein in hospital Jul.25  Bush, Iraqi PM discussed Baghdad security Aug.19  Security tight for pilgrimage Aug.20 Saddam facing poison gas charges Aug.27  Prime Minister denies civil war as 50 die Sep.6  Iraq has months to avert collapse Sep.13  Annan: Mideast view Iraq war as disaster Sep.24  PM calls for Ramadan unity Oct.17  Talabani backs 'Iran-Syria plan' Oct.24  Iraq 'success' possible, US says Oct.25  PM disputes U.S. account of raid on militia Oct.31  PM orders opening of checkpoints Nov.1  Sunni leader dismayed by security easing Nov.3  Iraq braces for Hussein verdicts Nov.4  Iraqi PM condemns Saddam 'crimes' Nov.5  PM hails Saddam's sentence Nov.7  Hussein to Iraqis: Be forgiving Nov.19   Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound'   Human Rights Watch: The trial was so flawed that he did not get a fair trial and its verdict is unsound Nov.20   Iraqi president plans talks with Iran, Syria   Jalal Talabani is expected to travel this weekend to Tehran to meet with Iranian President Ahmadinejad Nov.24 Shiite bloc's walkout threat test for PM  Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is threatening to withdraw support from Iraq's government if al-Maliki meets President Bush Nov.26  PM: Only politicians can end bloodbath Dec.6  Iraqi leaders play down U.S. study report Dec.7 Iraq plans international, regional summits Dec.10  Talabani rejects Baker-Hamilton report Dec.16 PM reaches out to Baathists Dec.17  Kidnapping overshadows Blair visit Dec.30  PM: Saddam death 'ends dark chapter' Dec.31  Officials: Saddam not hanged for revenge