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Summary.     Click for More > Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July' Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal
Ban eased on Saddam-era officials Female bombers kill 64 at markets Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire Pair of bombs kills 53 U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000 Unrest spreads around Shia Iraq Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy Baghdad under curfew amid clashes Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City Iraq First Lady survives bombing Car bomb kills at least 51 Iraqis 4 suicide bombers kill scores in Iraq U.S. troops may leave by 2011  Iraqi officials: Iraq and the U.S. are close to reaching a deal under which U.S. combat troops would leave by December 2010 and the rest by ... Gates arrives to oversee command change Deal over province elections Triple bombings kill at least 30 Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal  The cabinet has approved a security pact with the US governing the future presence of 150,000 US troops in the country Parliament OKs pact on U.S. troops' future   After months of tough negotiations and intense political wrangling, Iraqi lawmakers approved the U.S.-Iraqi security agreement   5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths  5 security guards have been indicted on charges related to a 2007 shooting in which 17 Iraqis were killed in a Baghdad square   Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush
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  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 dur...
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  Ban eased on Saddam-era officials  The parliament has passed legislation allowing former officials from Baath party to return to public life Female bombers kill 64 at markets  Two mentally disabled were strapped with explosives and sent into busy markets, where they were blown up by remote control Iranian president to make Iraq visit Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire  Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has extended for 6 months the cease-fire he imposed last summer on his Mehdi Army militia Iraq approves execution of 'Chemical Ali' Iranian President arrives in Iraq Ahmadinejad: foreigners must leave Iraq   Pair of bombs kills 53  A roadside bomb exploded first in the central district of Karrada. As others gathered to help the wounded, a suicide bomber detonated a vest Bomb kills 5 US troops McCain arrives in Baghdad U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000   4 soldiers died in a roadside bombing while patrolling a neighborhood, bringing the American toll in the 5-year-old war to the grim mileston...   Unrest spreads around Shia Iraq   Fighting between Iraqi security forces and Shia militants has spread from Basra to other Shia parts including Baghdad's Sadr City Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy   The prime minister gave Shiite militants battling security forces in Basra a 72-hour deadline to surrender their weapons Baghdad under curfew amid clashes   A curfew from 23.00 on Thursday until 05.00 on Sunday has been imposed amid clashes between Shia militias and Iraqi security forces Curfew to be extended in Baghdad Iraq: Blackwater staying on 'is bad news' Rocket attacks kill 3 U.S. troops Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City  Iraqi tanks, with U.S. air support, are attacking Sadr City, just hours after al-Sadr called for calm in the wake of the assassination U.S. denies Sadr City airstrikes Female suicide bomber kills 3 Tariq Aziz on trial over executions Iraq First Lady survives bombing  President Jalal Talabani's wife, Hiro Ibrahim Ahmed, has escaped unhurt after a bomb attack on her motorcade Security talks worry Shiites and Sunnis Iraqi official rebukes al-Sadr threats   Car bomb kills at least 51 Iraqis  In one of the deadliest attacks in Baghdad in months, at least 51 Iraqis were killed and 75 were wounded in Hurriya, a predominantly Shiite neighborhood U.S. Embassy staff, soldiers killed Deal to end contractors' immunity Iraq official: U.S. could be out by 2011 Sunni bloc rejoins Iraqi cabinet Iraq banned from Summer Olympics 4 suicide bombers kill scores in Iraq  Female bombers and a gunman killed at least 70 people and wounded almost 300 others during a string of attacks in central Baghdad and Kirkuk U.S. troops may leave by 2011


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Suicide bomber hits funeral
Jan.6  Shiite sheikh shot dead
 Soldiers killed in bombing
Jan.7  Sunni leader blown up
Jan.12  
Jan.24  Iraq to host Iran leader


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  
Feb.14
 Women patients recruited as bombers
Feb.19  Iraq to round up homeless, mentally ill
Feb.22  
Feb.23  Shells hit Green Zone
Feb.26  Iraq denounces Turkish offensive
Feb.29


March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1
Mar.3
Mar.6  
Mar.7  Bombings death toll hits 69
Mar.10
Mar.16
Mar.17  Cheney makes surprise visit to Iraq
Mar.21  Iraqi forces battle rogue Shiite militants
Mar.22  Attack brings U.S. death toll near 4,000
Mar.23  
Mar.25  
Mar.26  
Mar.27  
 Prison tour reveals Saddam's last days
Mar.28  Lockdown as rockets, bombs fly
Mar.29
Mar.30  Government to lift Baghdad curfew


April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Iraqi deaths spike in March
Apr.5
Apr.6
Apr.9  Clashes in Sadr City kill 20
Apr.11  
 US Iraq envoy stresses Arab role
Apr.13  Hellfire missile overshoots, injures troops
Apr.18  U.S.: Al Qaeda plotting Baghdad attacks
Apr.20  PM: We can't become new Somalia
Apr.23  Food, drugs run short in Sadr City
Apr.26
Apr.27
Apr.28  Green Zone under attack
 Tariq Aziz due on trial
Apr.29
 28 militants killed during battles
 Judge condemns Hussein's execution


May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.4  
May.10  Cease-fire reached in Sadr City
May.15  Iranian embassy employees shot
May.17  U.S. soldier uses Quran for target practice
 Speaker Pelosi leads delegation
May.25  Blast wounds five near Turkish Embassy
May.27  Al Sadr: Let Iraqis decide on U.S. troops
May.31


June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.15
Jun.17  
Jun.24
Jun.26  American grad student dies in Iraq
Jun.28  WHO to open permanent Baghdad office
Jun.30  Judges targets of bombing attacks


July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1
Jul.8
Jul.17  Iraqi PM announces diplomatic push
Jul.19
Jul.21  Barack Obama meets Iraqi PM
Jul.24
Jul.28  


August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6  Lawmaker: Surplus 'not real money'
Aug.7  
  Iraqi officials: Iraq and the U.S. are close to reaching a deal under which U.S. combat troops would leave by December 2010 and the rest by 2011
Aug.11  Iraq to revive oil deal with China Aug.17 Suicide blast hits Awakening Council Aug.20  Draft of deal for Iraq pullout reached Aug.22  Deal would have U.S. troops out by 2012 Aug.23  Former Iraq minister sentenced to death Aug.25  Iraq 'deal' on 2011 troop pullout  PM demands 'specific' U.S. pullout timeline Aug.30 Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.5  Bomb targets controversial politician Sep.15     Gates arrives to oversee command change  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates flew to oversee a change of command of American forces. Gen. Ray Odierno will take over command Sep.16  Odierno warning on Iraq security Sep.24   Deal over province elections  The parliament has passed a law which paves the way for provincial elections and agreed to deal separately with the issue of Kirkuk Sep.28  Holy month in Iraq sees deadliest day Sep.29  Iraq works to reverse doctor brain drain

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2 Baghdad shaken by suicide attacks
Oct.4 Helicopters collide while landing Oct.9 Bomb kills senior Iraqi lawmaker

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.10   Triple bombings kill at least 30   A bombing has killed more than two dozen people and wounded scores more in the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital in almost four months Nov.14  Cleric calls for mass protest against U.S. Nov.16   Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal
  The cabinet has approved a security pact with the US governing the future presence of 150,000 US troops in the country.    US troops will withdraw from the str...
Nov.18  Fifteen corpses found in mass grave Nov.26  Iraq delays vote on future of U.S. troops Nov.27   Parliament OKs pact on U.S. troops' future
  After months of tough negotiations and intense political wrangling, Iraqi lawmakers approved the U.S.-Iraqi security agreement


December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2  Chemical Ali sentenced, again, to death Dec.5     5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths
  5 security guards have been indicted on charges related to a 2007 shooting in which 17 Iraqis were killed in a Baghdad square
Dec.6  Bomb kills leader opposing al Qaeda Dec.13  Blackwater prosecutors meet with Iraqis 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
Dec.15   Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker  Thousands of Iraqis have demanded the release of a local TV reporter who threw his shoes at US President at a news conference Shoe thrower wanted to humiliate Bush Dec.17   UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'   Gordon Brown and Iraqi prime minister say UK forces will have 'completed their tasks' and leave the country by the end of July next year  Shoe-throwing journalist faces court trial Iraqi lawmakers argue over shoe-thrower Dec.20  Officers in Iraqi plot released from jail  First try at law to keep foreign troops fails Dec.21  Baghdad celebrates first public Christmas Dec.22 Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial Dec.23   Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal  MPs have authorised the government to sign agreements allowing non-US troops to stay on in the country after 2008 Dec.27  At least 22 killed by car bomb Dec.28  Iraq allows British, other troops to stay Dec.31  Army probes killing of al Qaeda suspect


Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire  Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has extended for 6 months the cease-fire he imposed last summer on his Mehdi Army militia Bomb kills 5 US troops U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000   4 soldiers died in a roadside bombing while patrolling a neighborhood, bringing the American toll in the 5-year-old war to the grim mileston...   Unrest spreads around Shia Iraq   Fighting between Iraqi security forces and Shia militants has spread from Basra to other Shia parts including Baghdad's Sadr City Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy   The prime minister gave Shiite militants battling security forces in Basra a 72-hour deadline to surrender their weapons Baghdad under curfew amid clashes   A curfew from 23.00 on Thursday until 05.00 on Sunday has been imposed amid clashes between Shia militias and Iraqi security forces Curfew to be extended in Baghdad Iraq: Blackwater staying on 'is bad news' Rocket attacks kill 3 U.S. troops Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City  Iraqi tanks, with U.S. air support, are attacking Sadr City, just hours after al-Sadr called for calm in the wake of the assassination U.S. denies Sadr City airstrikes Security talks worry Shiites and Sunnis U.S. Embassy staff, soldiers killed Iraq official: U.S. could be out by 2011 U.S. troops may leave by 2011




Baghdad, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.6  Soldiers killed in bombing
Feb.22
Feb.23  Shells hit Green Zone
Mar.10
Mar.21  Iraqi forces battle rogue Shiite militants
Mar.22  Attack brings U.S. death toll near 4,000
Mar.23
Mar.25
Mar.26
Mar.27
Mar.28  Lockdown as rockets, bombs fly
Mar.29
Mar.30  Government to lift Baghdad curfew
Apr.1  Iraqi deaths spike in March
Apr.5
Apr.6
Apr.9  Clashes in Sadr City kill 20
Apr.11
Apr.13  Hellfire missile overshoots, injures troops
Apr.18  U.S.: Al Qaeda plotting Baghdad attacks
Apr.20  PM: We can't become new Somalia
Apr.26
Apr.28  Green Zone under attack
Apr.29  28 militants killed during battles
May.10  Cease-fire reached in Sadr City
May.17  U.S. soldier uses Quran for target practice
May.27  Al Sadr: Let Iraqis decide on U.S. troops
May.31
Jun.24
Jul.8
Aug.7
  Iraqi officials: Iraq and the U.S. are close to reaching a deal under which U.S. combat troops would leave by December 2010 and the rest by 2011
Aug.20  Draft of deal for Iraq pullout reached Aug.22  Deal would have U.S. troops out by 2012 Aug.25  Iraq 'deal' on 2011 troop pullout Aug.25  PM demands 'specific' U.S. pullout timeline Sep.15   Gates arrives to oversee command change  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates flew to oversee a change of command of American forces. Gen. Ray Odierno will take over command Sep.16  Odierno warning on Iraq security Oct.4 Helicopters collide while landing
Nov.16 Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal
  The cabinet has approved a security pact with the US governing the future presence of 150,000 US troops in the country.    US troops will withdraw from the str...
Nov.26  Iraq delays vote on future of U.S. troops Dec.13  Blackwater prosecutors meet with Iraqis Dec.17 UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'   Gordon Brown and Iraqi prime minister say UK forces will have 'completed their tasks' and leave the country by the end of July next year Dec.20  Officers in Iraqi plot released from jail Dec.20  First try at law to keep foreign troops fails Dec.28  Iraq allows British, other troops to stay Dec.31  Army probes killing of al Qaeda suspect



Baghdad, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.23  Food, drugs run short in Sadr City Oct.4 Helicopters collide while landing



Baghdad, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Aug.6  Lawmaker: Surplus 'not real money' Aug.11  Iraq to revive oil deal with China Aug.30 Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China
Sep.29  Iraq works to reverse doctor brain drain



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2008 Jul.24 Iraq banned from Summer Olympics




Baghdad, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.1  Suicide bomber hits funeral Jan.6  Shiite sheikh shot dead Jan.7  Sunni leader blown up Feb.1 Female bombers kill 64 at markets
  Two mentally disabled were strapped with explosives and sent into busy markets, where they were blown up by remote control Feb.14  Women patients recruited as bombers Feb.29 Iraq approves execution of 'Chemical Ali' Mar.6   Pair of bombs kills 53
  A roadside bomb exploded first in the central district of Karrada. As others gathered to help the wounded, a suicide bomber detonated a vest Mar.7  Bombings death toll hits 69 Mar.27  Prison tour reveals Saddam's last days Apr.18  U.S.: Al Qaeda plotting Baghdad attacks Apr.27 Female suicide bomber kills 3 Apr.28  Tariq Aziz due on trial Apr.29 Tariq Aziz on trial over executions Apr.29  Judge condemns Hussein's execution May.4 Iraq First Lady survives bombing  President Jalal Talabani's wife, Hiro Ibrahim Ahmed, has escaped unhurt after a bomb attack on her motorcade May.15  Iranian embassy employees shot May.25  Blast wounds five near Turkish Embassy Jun.17   Car bomb kills at least 51 Iraqis  In one of the deadliest attacks in Baghdad in months, at least 51 Iraqis were killed and 75 were wounded in Hurriya, a predominantly Shiite neighborhood Jun.24 U.S. Embassy staff, soldiers killed Jun.26  American grad student dies in Iraq Jun.30  Judges targets of bombing attacks Jul.28 4 suicide bombers kill scores in Iraq  Female bombers and a gunman killed at least 70 people and wounded almost 300 others during a string of attacks in central Baghdad and Kirkuk Aug.17 Suicide blast hits Awakening Council Aug.23  Former Iraq minister sentenced to death Sep.5  Bomb targets controversial politician Sep.28  Holy month in Iraq sees deadliest day Oct.2 Baghdad shaken by suicide attacks Oct.9 Bomb kills senior Iraqi lawmaker Nov.10 Triple bombings kill at least 30   A bombing has killed more than two dozen people and wounded scores more in the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital in almost four months Nov.18  Fifteen corpses found in mass grave Dec.2  Chemical Ali sentenced, again, to death Dec.5   5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths
  5 security guards have been indicted on charges related to a 2007 shooting in which 17 Iraqis were killed in a Baghdad square
Dec.6  Bomb kills leader opposing al Qaeda Dec.13  Blackwater prosecutors meet with Iraqis Dec.17  Shoe-throwing journalist faces court trial Dec.20  Officers in Iraqi plot released from jail Dec.22 Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial Dec.27  At least 22 killed by car bomb



Baghdad, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.12   Ban eased on Saddam-era officials   The parliament has passed legislation allowing former officials from Baath party to return to public life Jan.24  Iraq to host Iran leader Feb.14 Iranian president to make Iraq visit
Feb.19  Iraq to round up homeless, mentally ill Feb.22 Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire  Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has extended for 6 months the cease-fire he imposed last summer on his Mehdi Army militia Feb.26  Iraq denounces Turkish offensive Mar.1 Iranian President arrives in Iraq Mar.3 Ahmadinejad: foreigners must leave Iraq Mar.16 McCain arrives in Baghdad Mar.17  Cheney makes surprise visit to Iraq Mar.26 Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy   The prime minister gave Shiite militants battling security forces in Basra a 72-hour deadline to surrender their weapons Apr.11  US Iraq envoy stresses Arab role Apr.20  PM: We can't become new Somalia May.17  U.S. soldier uses Quran for target practice May.17  Speaker Pelosi leads delegation May.27  Al Sadr: Let Iraqis decide on U.S. troops May.31 Security talks worry Shiites and Sunnis Jun.15 Iraqi official rebukes al-Sadr threats Jun.28  WHO to open permanent Baghdad office Jul.1 Deal to end contractors' immunity Jul.8 Iraq official: U.S. could be out by 2011 Jul.17  Iraqi PM announces diplomatic push Jul.19 Sunni bloc rejoins Iraqi cabinet Jul.21  Barack Obama meets Iraqi PM Aug.6  Lawmaker: Surplus 'not real money' Aug.20  Draft of deal for Iraq pullout reached Aug.22  Deal would have U.S. troops out by 2012 Aug.25  Iraq 'deal' on 2011 troop pullout Aug.25  PM demands 'specific' U.S. pullout timeline Aug.30 Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China Sep.15   Gates arrives to oversee command change  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates flew to oversee a change of command of American forces. Gen. Ray Odierno will take over command Sep.24 Deal over province elections  The parliament has passed a law which paves the way for provincial elections and agreed to deal separately with the issue of Kirkuk Nov.14  Cleric calls for mass protest against U.S. Nov.16 Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal
  The cabinet has approved a security pact with the US governing the future presence of 150,000 US troops in the country.    US troops will withdraw from the str...
Nov.26  Iraq delays vote on future of U.S. troops Nov.27 Parliament OKs pact on U.S. troops' future
  After months of tough negotiations and intense political wrangling, Iraqi lawmakers approved the U.S.-Iraqi security agreement
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
Dec.15 Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker  Thousands of Iraqis have demanded the release of a local TV reporter who threw his shoes at US President at a news conference Dec.15 Shoe thrower wanted to humiliate Bush Dec.17 Iraqi lawmakers argue over shoe-thrower Dec.20  First try at law to keep foreign troops fails Dec.21  Baghdad celebrates first public Christmas Dec.23 Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal  MPs have authorised the government to sign agreements allowing non-US troops to stay on in the country after 2008 Dec.28  Iraq allows British, other troops to stay