Iraq War Timeline

Timeline created by eva_frances
  • Colin Powell presented information that UAVs were ready to be launched against the U.S

    Colin Powell presented information that UAVs were ready to be launched against the U.S
  • US-led invasion of Iraq

    US-led invasion of Iraq
  • Donald Rumsfeld announces, "we know where the WMD are"

    Donald Rumsfeld announces, "we know where the WMD are"
  • Saddam Hussein's Statue is toppled in Central Baghdad

    Saddam Hussein's Statue is toppled in Central Baghdad
  • The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) established as a transitional government

    The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) established as a transitional government
  • Saddam Hussein is captured by US forces at a farmhouse in ad-Dawr

    Saddam Hussein is captured by US forces at a farmhouse in ad-Dawr
  • Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix declares Iraq war illegal

    Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix declares Iraq war illegal
  • U.S. transfers sovereignty to Iraq

    U.S. transfers sovereignty to Iraq
  • Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer appointed as Acting President

    Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer appointed as Acting President
  • U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan declares Iraq war illegal

    U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan declares Iraq war illegal
  • Duelfer Report: Iraq did not have WMD

    Duelfer Report: Iraq did not have WMD
  • WMD search in Iraq is declared over

    WMD search in Iraq is declared over
  • Iraqis vote to form a Transitional National Assembly

    Iraqis vote to form a Transitional National Assembly
  • Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) calls for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq

    Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) calls for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq
  • al-Askari Mosque bombing in Samarra, resulting in heavy violence over the following days

    al-Askari Mosque bombing in Samarra, resulting in heavy violence over the following days
  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, is killed during a U.S. air raid

    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, is killed during a U.S. air raid
  • Saddam Hussein executed by hanging

    Saddam Hussein executed by hanging
  • Death toll of US soldiers reaches 3000

    Death toll of US soldiers reaches 3000
  • Bush announces troop escalation of 20,000, 70% of American citizens oppose

    Bush announces troop escalation of 20,000, 70% of American citizens oppose
  • Deadliest single attack of entire war - 800 civilians killed nad 100 homes destroyed in a series of suicide bombings

    Deadliest single attack of entire war - 800 civilians killed nad 100 homes destroyed in a series of suicide bombings
  • In a congessional testimony, General David Petraeus urges delaying troop withdrawals

    In a congessional testimony, General David Petraeus urges delaying troop withdrawals
  • US handed conrol of Green Zone and Saddam Hussein's presidential palace to the Iraqi government

    US handed conrol of Green Zone and Saddam Hussein's presidential palace to the Iraqi government
  • Provincial elections held

    Provincial elections held
  • President Barrack Obama announces U.S. combat mission in Iraq would end by August 31, 2010

    President Barrack Obama announces U.S. combat mission in Iraq would end by August 31, 2010
  • Tens of thousands of Iraqis protest to demand the immediate departure of coalition forces.

    Tens of thousands of Iraqis protest to demand the immediate departure of coalition forces.
  • British Troops withdraw

    British Troops withdraw
  • Australian troops withdraw

    Australian troops withdraw
  • Obama announces end of Operation Iraqi Freedom