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  • 1. Occupation of Iraq Timeline
  • 2. 2003
    • March 21- First U.S casualties
    • April 9- Saddam Hussein’s statue falls
    • May 1- Bush claims major combat has ceased
    • May 6- Bush appoints Paul Bremer head of the coalition Provisional Authority (basically leads Iraq)
  • 3. 2003
    • July 16- military officers reveal they are facing guerilla warfare tactics
    • July 22- Saddam’s sons are killed in the U.S. raid of Mosul
    • December 13-
    • Saddam is captured
    • in Tikrit
  • 4. 2004
    • January 17- American death toll = 500
    • April 4- Shiite uprising led by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Iraq
    • April 29- torture scandals
    • of inmates at Abu Ghraib
    • by U.S. soldiers
    • May 28- Iyad Allawi
    • becomes prime minister
  • 5. 2004
    • November 15- Marines gain back most of Fallujah
    • October 7- CIA report backs the Saddam didn’t have WMD
  • 6. 2005
    • January 30- Iraq holds democratic election
    • October 15- Iraq votes to become a federal republic
    • December 15- Iraqis vote for a permanent government and the Shiites win a majority of the votes
  • 7. 2006
    • February 22- al-Askari shine of the Shiites is bombed
    • April 22- President of Iraq appoints Nouri Maliki prime minister and tells him to form a government
    • June 8- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, self-styled leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, gets killed in the U.S. attack just north of Baquba
  • 8. 2006
    • November 5- Saddam is convicted of crimes against humanity and is sentence to death
    • December 30- Saddam in hung
    • December 31- death toll for Americans hits 3,000 and for Iraqis 16,723
  • 9. 2007
    • January 10- Bush puts more troops in Iraq (surge)
    • April 15- Pentagon extends all soldiers time in Iraq by 15 months
    • April 26- Senate passes bill which has the deadline of October 1 for the withdrawing of troops. House of Reps have a similar bill the Bush vetoes
  • 10. 2007
    • September-October= even with troop escalation 60% of Iraqis see a worsening of security
  • 11. 2008
    • February 22- Turkey launches ground ops in Iraq to fight Kurdish separatist
    • March 29- U.S. conducts military airstrikes to back up stalled Iraqi forces in Basra and battle Shiite militias in Baghdad
    • July 22- pres Bush’s surge has ended
  • 12. 2008
    • Novermber 16- Nouri al-Maliki decides to allow U.S. troops to stay in Iraq untill 2011
    • Novermber 30- Ayatollah Ali Sistani says that this agreement does not do enough to protect Iraqi sovereignty
  • 13. 2009
    • March 22- U.S. frees all prisoner from Camp Bucca
    • June 13- Leader Of Iraq Parliament’s Sunni Arab Bloc Assassinated
    • June 30- Iraq begins major oil and gas auction
  • 14. 2009
    • August 19- Worst attack of 2009. 95 people killed and hundreds injured.
  • 15. Present Day