Iraq History

  • Iraq

    Throughout 1919 and 1920 there are constant risings in northern Iraq, with British military officers and officials being killed. The different tribes in this area share a common Kurdish language and culture, but at this stage there is little demand for a separate Kurdish nation state. The issue is rather resistance to any external state authority. The RAF bomb Kurdish areas. Wing-Commander Arthur Harris (later known as "Bomber Harris" for his role in the destruction of Dresden in World War Two
  • Sacked

    By February the rebellion has been crushed, with 9000 rebels killed or wounded by British forces. Whole villages are destroyed by British artillery, and suspected rebels shot without trial. The air power of the RAF plays a major role; what this involves is shown by one report of "an air raid in which men, women and children had been machine gunned as they fled from a village". Britain decides to replace direct colonial rule with an Arab administration which it hopes will serve British interest
  • Boming

    1981 7 June - Israel attacks an Iraqi nuclear research centre at Tuwaythah near Baghdad.
  • US forces launch a cruise missile

    June - US forces launch a cruise missile attack on Iraqi intelligence headquarters in Baghdad in retaliation for the attempted assassination of US President George Bush in Kuwait in April.
  • Iraq

    1994 10 November - Iraqi National Assembly recognises Kuwait's borders and its independence.
  • "oil-for-food programme"

    14 April - UNSC Resolution 986 allows the partial resumption of Iraq's oil exports to buy food and medicine (the "oil-for-food programme").

    After call for aid from KDP, Iraqi forces launch offensive into northern no-fly zone and capture Irbil.
  • UNSC Resolution 1284 creates the UN Monitoring

    UNSC Resolution 1284 creates the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (Unmovic) to replace Unscom. Iraq rejects the resolution
  • Twin tower Boming

    The September 11 attacks (often referred to as September 11, September 11th or 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners.[2][3] The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both towers collapsed with
  • The war

    The war bettwen Iraq and U.S. started because Iraq was jaking up the oil pricees beacuse they where the only one's who had iol
  • U.S. Forces Take Control of Baghdad Much of Baghdad tumbled into American hands on Wednesday as Saddam Hussein's image was pulled down from pedestals and portraiture in the city. But American and British commanders said the war in Iraq, including the battle for Baghdad, was not over and faced critical days ahead. Marines entered the Iraqi capital in force from the east, linking up with an Army division that controlled the western and southern approaches, as well as the city center.
    Early this morning, Marine units surrounded
  • Aces fall

    With violence beginning to coalesce into organized resistance to the U.S.-led occupation, Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay, are killed by U.S. troops during a raid in the northern city of Mosul. The manhunt that led to their demise had yet to find Saddam himself or many of his top aides.
  • Saddeem Captured

    Acting on tips from the dictator's bodyguard and family members, U.S. troops find Saddam Hussein hiding out in a one-man hole near his boyhood home of Tikrit. The capture is heralded by military officials as a possible turning point, and Washington expresses hope that rising violence will abate.
  • Vote count under way in Iraq

    By nightfall Saturday election workers in Iraq were hand-counting the millions of paper ballots cast in the war-weary nation's constitutional referendum. The process, which involved more than 5,800 polling stations, is expected to take days. Although results aren't expected until next week, the referendum already was being hailed as a success, because turnout appeared to be high enough to legitimize the outcome -- and no major violence was reported. "The success in this referendum, it isn't h
  • Signs of Democracy

    Despite violent outbursts, 2005 is an election year for Iraq, and a sign of hope for Washington. In the fall, Shiites flash victory signs--ink-stained fingers--in front of an image of Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani after voting in Iraq's constitution referendum. Two months later Iraqis vote for their first, full-term government, giving Shiites majority control of parliament.
  • Boming

    • A bomb in Baghdad's Sadriya market kills more than 130 people. It is the worst single bombing since 2003.
  • Bad Bad boy

    Prime Minister al-Maliki announces the formation of a new political grouping of 40 parties, called the State of Law, after a split in the broad Shia United Iraqi Alliance that won the 2005 elections. Two car bombs near the Green Zone in Baghdad kill at least 155 people, in Iraq's deadliest attack since April 2007.
  • Im done

    Im done Im done ow right