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Female bombers kill 64 at markets   Turkish troops enter Iraq   Turkish ground forces have crossed the border into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels to be sheltering there Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire 'Surge' produces some results Turks claim 41 rebels killed Pair of bombs kills 53 Archbishop death condemned Female suicide bomber kills 65 Iraq forces battle Basra militias Map of Basra Iraq  Heavy fighting has been raging as thousands of Iraqi troops battle Shia militias in the southern city. British forces carried out air strikes Death toll climbs as fighting rages on Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May Australia ends operations in Iraq Iraqi PM arrives for talks Car bomb kills at least 51 Iraqis UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger  U.S. auditors: Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected 4-year budget surplus of up to $80 bi... U.S. troops may leave by 2011 Bush reshuffles war-zone troops Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal 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   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 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   Turkish troops enter Iraq


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Suicide bomber hits funeral
Jan.5  Iraqi soldier 'killed US troops'
Jan.9  6 U.S. soldiers killed in house explosion
Jan.12
 Bush praises Iraqi Baathist law
Jan.16  Agencies see good year for Iraq
Jan.18  Iraq on alert for Shia festival
Jan.28  5 US troops killed


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  
Feb.2  Iraq set for new offensive in Mosul
Feb.6  Video claims to show al Qaeda kid camp
Feb.10  Town of Balad hit by deadly car bomb
Feb.14  Iranian president to make Iraq visit
 Women patients recruited as bombers
Feb.18  Al Qaeda in Iraq killing former allies
Feb.20  Mehdi Army may end cease-fire
Feb.22  
  Turkish ground forces have crossed the border into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels to be sheltering there.    The raid began after an ai...
  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   'Surge' produces some results  A year after Bush ordered 30,000 additional U.S. troops, American and Iraqi officials said there has been a drop in violence  'Dozens dead' in Turkish assault Feb.23  Turkey: 35 Kurd rebels killed PKK 'shoots down Turkish chopper' Feb.24  Bombers, gunmen attack Shiite pilgrimage Feb.25  Wheelchair bomb kills police chief     Turks claim 41 rebels killed  2 military personnel died in a further day of fighting. The White House is in 'constant dialogue' with Iraq and Turkey about the operation Feb.29 Turkish troops pull out of Iraq  Iraq approves execution of 'Chemical Ali'

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1 Iranian President arrives in Iraq
Mar.3  Ahmadinejad: foreigners must leave Iraq 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.8  Iraqis demand protection from crime Mar.10  Bomb kills 5 US troops Mar.13   Archbishop death condemned   The death of Paulos Faraj Rahho, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop, who was kidnapped two weeks ago has provoked furious condemnation Mar.16  McCain arrives in Baghdad Mar.17     Female suicide bomber kills 65   A bomber apparently was targeting Shiite worshippers. The incident occurred 0.5 mile from the Imam Hussein shrine of Karbala  Human rights groups see disaster in Iraq Mar.18  Bush: War in Iraq must go on Mar.19 Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory'  Protesters march on Iraq anniversary Mar.23 U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000 Mar.25   Iraq forces battle Basra militias Map of Basra Iraq
  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'
 Iraqi raids anger Shiite militia Unrest spreads around Shia Iraq Mar.26 Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy Mar.27   Death toll climbs as fighting rages on   42 people were killed in Kut, southeast of Baghdad, the latest casualties in 3 days of clashes between militias and Iraqi security forces Baghdad under curfew amid clashes Mar.28  Iraq extends militiamen deadline Iraqis' Basra fight not going well Mar.29  Curfew to be extended in Baghdad Mar.30 Moqtada Sadr calls off militias Mar.31  Iran helped prod al-Sadr cease-fire

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  U.S. in deadly airstrike on Basra house Apr.4 Blackwater Iraq contract to be renewed
Apr.5  Iraq: Blackwater staying on 'is bad news' Apr.6  Rocket attacks kill 3 U.S. troops Apr.7 Religious leaders want militia intact Apr.8  Petraeus: US 'must suspend' withdrawal Apr.10 Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze  Democrats: Bush is avoiding Iraq decisions Apr.11   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 Apr.14  Car bombs, suicide attack kill 17 Apr.15 Bombings kill at least 60 Apr.19  Al-Sadr threatens to 'declare war' in Iraq Apr.26  U.S. denies Sadr City airstrikes Apr.27  Female suicide bomber kills 3 Apr.29  Tariq Aziz on trial over executions

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.4 Iraq First Lady survives bombing
May.7  Gitmo detainee became suicide bomber May.8  Leader of al Qaeda in Iraq captured May.28  UN hosts key conference on Iraq May.31  Security talks worry Shiites and Sunnis

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May
  The number of deaths among Iraqi civilians, police and insurgents fell sharply, and the monthly death toll for U.S. troops hit its lowest since 2004   Australia ends operations in Iraq  One of the first countries to commit troops to the war 5 years ago, has ended its operations there Jun.4  Sunnis eager to move fight to ballot box Jun.7   Iraqi PM arrives for talks  Iraq will not allow its territory to be used to attack Iran, says Nouri Maliki during a visit Jun.11  Papers give peek inside al Qaeda in Iraq Jun.15  Iraqi official rebukes al-Sadr threats 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 ... Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths
Jun.22  Female suicide bomb kills 16 in Baquba Jun.23  Violence down in Iraq since 'surge' Jun.24  U.S. Embassy staff, soldiers killed

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Deal to end contractors' immunity Jul.6   UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt
  Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki announced Jul.8  Iraq official: U.S. could be out by 2011 Jul.19  Sunni bloc rejoins Iraqi cabinet  Suicide claim over UK hostage Jul.24  Iraq banned from Summer Olympics  Gays terrorized by threats, rape, murder  100 female U.S. troops have died in Iraq Jul.28 4 suicide bombers kill scores in Iraq
Jul.29  Iraq cleared to compete in Olympics

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.5   Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger
  U.S. auditors: Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected 4-year budget surplus of up to $80 billion
Aug.7   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 2011 Aug.17  Suicide blast hits Awakening Council Aug.30  Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.9     Bush reshuffles war-zone troops
  US President has ordered the withdrawal of about 8,000 troops from Iraq by February and the dispatch of additional forces to Afghanistan Sep.15 Gates arrives to oversee command change
Sep.17 7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash Sep.19  Web site of influential Shiite cleric hacked Sep.24 Deal over province elections

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2  Baghdad shaken by suicide attacks Oct.4  Helicopters collide while landing Oct.6  Rice: Iraq harder than 'I imagined' Oct.9  Bomb kills senior Iraqi lawmaker Oct.11 Threatened Christians flee Mosul
Oct.13  Attacks on Iraqi Christians continue

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.10 Triple bombings kill at least 30
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 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.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.11 Restaurant bomber kills 55 Dec.13  Gates: 'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq 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  Shoe thrower wanted to humiliate Bush Dec.17 UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'  Iraqi lawmakers argue over shoe-thrower Dec.22  Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial Dec.23 Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal


  Turkish troops enter Iraq




Iraq, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2008
Jan.5  Iraqi soldier 'killed US troops'
Jan.9  6 U.S. soldiers killed in house explosion
Jan.28  5 US troops killed
Feb.2  Iraq set for new offensive in Mosul
Feb.6  Video claims to show al Qaeda kid camp
Feb.20  Mehdi Army may end cease-fire
Feb.22
  Turkish ground forces have crossed the border into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels to be sheltering there.    The raid began after an ai...
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.22 'Surge' produces some results  A year after Bush ordered 30,000 additional U.S. troops, American and Iraqi officials said there has been a drop in violence Feb.22  'Dozens dead' in Turkish assault Feb.23  Turkey: 35 Kurd rebels killed Feb.23 PKK 'shoots down Turkish chopper'
Feb.25   Turks claim 41 rebels killed  2 military personnel died in a further day of fighting. The White House is in 'constant dialogue' with Iraq and Turkey about the operation Feb.29 Turkish troops pull out of Iraq Mar.10  Bomb kills 5 US troops Mar.18  Bush: War in Iraq must go on Mar.19 Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory' Mar.19  Protesters march on Iraq anniversary Mar.23 U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000 Mar.25 Iraq forces battle Basra militias
Map of Basra Iraq
  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'
Mar.25 Unrest spreads around Shia Iraq Mar.26 Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy Mar.27 Death toll climbs as fighting rages on   42 people were killed in Kut, southeast of Baghdad, the latest casualties in 3 days of clashes between militias and Iraqi security forces Mar.27 Baghdad under curfew amid clashes Mar.28  Iraq extends militiamen deadline Mar.28 Iraqis' Basra fight not going well Mar.29  Curfew to be extended in Baghdad Mar.30 Moqtada Sadr calls off militias Mar.31  Iran helped prod al-Sadr cease-fire Apr.3  U.S. in deadly airstrike on Basra house Apr.4 Blackwater Iraq contract to be renewed Apr.5  Iraq: Blackwater staying on 'is bad news' Apr.6  Rocket attacks kill 3 U.S. troops Apr.7 Religious leaders want militia intact Apr.8  Petraeus: US 'must suspend' withdrawal Apr.10 Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze Apr.10  Democrats: Bush is avoiding Iraq decisions Apr.11 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 Apr.19  Al-Sadr threatens to 'declare war' in Iraq Apr.26  U.S. denies Sadr City airstrikes May.31  Security talks worry Shiites and Sunnis Jun.1 Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May
  The number of deaths among Iraqi civilians, police and insurgents fell sharply, and the monthly death toll for U.S. troops hit its lowest since 2004 Jun.1 Australia ends operations in Iraq  One of the first countries to commit troops to the war 5 years ago, has ended its operations there Jun.4  Sunnis eager to move fight to ballot box Jun.17 Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths Jun.23  Violence down in Iraq since 'surge' Jun.24  U.S. Embassy staff, soldiers killed Jul.8  Iraq official: U.S. could be out by 2011 Jul.24  100 female U.S. troops have died in Iraq Aug.7 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 2011 Sep.9   Bush reshuffles war-zone troops  US President has ordered the withdrawal of about 8,000 troops from Iraq by February and the dispatch of additional forces to Afghanistan Sep.15 Gates arrives to oversee command change Sep.17 7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash 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 Dec.13  Gates: 'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq Dec.17 UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'



Iraq, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Mar.17  Human rights groups see disaster in Iraq Sep.17 7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash
Oct.4  Helicopters collide while landing



Iraq, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Jul.24  Iraq banned from Summer Olympics Jul.29  Iraq cleared to compete in Olympics



Iraq, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.16  Agencies see good year for Iraq Jul.6 UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt  Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki announced Aug.5 Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger
  U.S. auditors: Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected 4-year budget surplus of up to $80 billion
Aug.30  Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China



Iraq, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.1  Suicide bomber hits funeral 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.10  Town of Balad hit by deadly car bomb Feb.14  Women patients recruited as bombers Feb.18  Al Qaeda in Iraq killing former allies Feb.24  Bombers, gunmen attack Shiite pilgrimage Feb.25  Wheelchair bomb kills police chief 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.8  Iraqis demand protection from crime Mar.13 Archbishop death condemned   The death of Paulos Faraj Rahho, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop, who was kidnapped two weeks ago has provoked furious condemnation Mar.17   Female suicide bomber kills 65   A bomber apparently was targeting Shiite worshippers. The incident occurred 0.5 mile from the Imam Hussein shrine of Karbala Apr.14  Car bombs, suicide attack kill 17 Apr.15 Bombings kill at least 60
Apr.27  Female suicide bomber kills 3 Apr.29  Tariq Aziz on trial over executions May.4 Iraq First Lady survives bombing May.7  Gitmo detainee became suicide bomber May.8  Leader of al Qaeda in Iraq captured Jun.11  Papers give peek inside al Qaeda in Iraq 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 ... Jun.17 Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths Jun.22  Female suicide bomb kills 16 in Baquba Jun.24  U.S. Embassy staff, soldiers killed Jul.19  Suicide claim over UK hostage Jul.28 4 suicide bombers kill scores in Iraq Aug.17  Suicide blast hits Awakening Council Sep.19  Web site of influential Shiite cleric hacked Oct.2  Baghdad shaken by suicide attacks Oct.9  Bomb kills senior Iraqi lawmaker Oct.11 Threatened Christians flee Mosul Oct.13  Attacks on Iraqi Christians continue Nov.10 Triple bombings kill at least 30 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.11 Restaurant bomber kills 55 Dec.22  Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial



Iraq, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.12 Ban eased on Saddam-era officials
Jan.12  Bush praises Iraqi Baathist law Jan.18  Iraq on alert for Shia festival Feb.14  Iranian president to make Iraq visit 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 Mar.1 Iranian President arrives in Iraq Mar.3  Ahmadinejad: foreigners must leave Iraq Mar.8  Iraqis demand protection from crime Mar.13 Archbishop death condemned   The death of Paulos Faraj Rahho, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop, who was kidnapped two weeks ago has provoked furious condemnation Mar.16  McCain arrives in Baghdad Mar.17  Human rights groups see disaster in Iraq Mar.18  Bush: War in Iraq must go on Mar.19 Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory' Mar.19  Protesters march on Iraq anniversary Mar.25  Iraqi raids anger Shiite militia Mar.26 Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy Apr.7 Religious leaders want militia intact Apr.8  Petraeus: US 'must suspend' withdrawal Apr.10 Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze Apr.10  Democrats: Bush is avoiding Iraq decisions May.28  UN hosts key conference on Iraq May.31  Security talks worry Shiites and Sunnis Jun.4  Sunnis eager to move fight to ballot box Jun.7 Iraqi PM arrives for talks  Iraq will not allow its territory to be used to attack Iran, says Nouri Maliki during a visit Jun.15  Iraqi official rebukes al-Sadr threats Jul.1  Deal to end contractors' immunity Jul.6 UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt  Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki announced Jul.8  Iraq official: U.S. could be out by 2011 Jul.19  Sunni bloc rejoins Iraqi cabinet Jul.24  Gays terrorized by threats, rape, murder Jul.24  100 female U.S. troops have died in Iraq Aug.5 Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger
  U.S. auditors: Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected 4-year budget surplus of up to $80 billion
Aug.30  Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China Sep.15 Gates arrives to oversee command change Sep.19  Web site of influential Shiite cleric hacked Sep.24 Deal over province elections Oct.6  Rice: Iraq harder than 'I imagined' Oct.11 Threatened Christians flee Mosul 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 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.13  Gates: 'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq 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 Dec.15  Shoe thrower wanted to humiliate Bush Dec.17  Iraqi lawmakers argue over shoe-thrower Dec.23 Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal