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Post  Roi on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:42 am

Iraq Chronology

Apr. 3, 2013

About 50 gunmen in military uniforms burst into offices of four independent newspapers in Baghdad, stabbing and beating employees; attackers are reportedly angry over article accusing cleric Mahmoud al-Sarkhi of trying to dominate Shiite holy city of Karbala.MORE »

Mar. 29, 2013

Baghdad Journal; Iraqis watching national soccer team play against Syria in Baghdad cheer for Syrians as much as for their own team, in expression of solidarity with country that has been plagued by violence; many of Iraq’s Shiites, majority in country, have sided with Syrian government as it fights Sunni-led rebellion.MORE »

Mar. 25, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry tells Iraqi officials that country must take steps to stop Iran from shipping arms to Syria through Iraqi airspace; says 'spirited' talks fail to yield breakthrough on issue; warns Iranian flights are undermining Iraq's standing with American lawmakers.MORE »

Mar. 20, 2013

Nineteen bombs and assassination of Finance Ministry official serve as reminder of violence that regularly afflicts Iraq decade after the American-led invasion.MORE »

Mar. 20, 2013

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Rafe al-Essawi, until recently Iraq’s finance minister and highest-ranking Sunni politician, is on the run from the Shiite-led government, in latest sign that persistent sectarian tensions are undermining any lingering hopes of political stability and national unity Anbar Province emerges as fulcrum of rising Sunni resistance against Iraq's Shiite-controlled central government, and a buffer against a return of Al Qaeda.MORE »

Mar. 15, 2013

Police in Baghdad say at least 18 people were killed and 67 wounded when suicide bomber detonated inside Ministry of Justice compound, which he and other armed attackers managed to infiltrate after series of nearby car bomb blasts.MORE »

Mar. 12, 2013

Islamic State of Iraq, Sunni militant jihadist group in Iraq, claims responsibility for killing dozens of Syrian soldiers who had sought temporary safety on Iraqi side of border, boasting about massacre in Internet posting; message from groups reflects hardened sectarian animus spreading from Syrian conflict.MORE »

Mar. 9, 2013

Iraqi security forces fire on Sunni antigovernment demonstrators in northern city Mosul, killing one and wounding five.MORE »

Mar. 5, 2013

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More than 40 Syrian soldiers who had sought temporary safety in Iraq are killed in an ambush by unidentified gunmen as Iraqi military was transporting them back to Syria in bus convoy attack is most serious spillover of violence into Iraq since the Syrian conflict began, and threatens to inflame the sectarian tensions that already divide Iraq, where a Sunni minority sympathizes with Syria’s overwhelmingly Sunni opposition.MORE »

Feb. 18, 2013

Wave of attacks in Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad kills at least 21 people and wounds 125.MORE »

Feb. 10, 2013

Six people are killed and more than 50 are wounded when several dozen mortar shells fall on refugee camp in Baghdad for members of Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen Khalq; Hezbollah in Iraq claims responsibility.MORE »

Feb. 9, 2013

Several explosions across Iraq kill at least 26 people and wound 85 others, continuing spate of violence that has marked sectarian tensions and political turmoil.MORE »

Feb. 5, 2013

Suicide bomber strikes members of militia opposed to Al Qaeda north of Baghdad, killing at least 22 people and wounding 44.MORE »

Feb. 2, 2013

Tens of thousands of Sunni protesters block major highway in western Iraq, as Al Qaeda affiliate Islamic State of Iraq calls on Sunnis to take up arms against Shiite-led government.MORE »

Jan. 26, 2013

Two Iraqi soldiers and at least seven protesters are killed in clashes that began after Iraqi Army forces open fire on demonstrators who pelted them with rocks near Falluja, west of Baghdad; it is first deadly confrontation in over a month of antigovernment protests by mostly Sunni opponents of Prime Min Nuri Kamal al-Maliki.MORE »

Jan. 24, 2013

Suicide bombing at Turkmen funeral in northern Iraq leaves at least 35 dead and 117 wounded.MORE »

Jan. 23, 2013

At least 24 Iraqis are killed in string of suicide and car bombings, latest outbreak of violence in month defined by almost daily sectarian attacks.MORE »

Jan. 18, 2013

Insurgents unleash series of attacks, mainly against Shiite Muslim pilgrims, across Iraq, killing at least 26 people and extending wave of bloodshed into second day.MORE »

Jan. 17, 2013

Iraqi police say at least two car bombs shattered building housing local headquarters of Kurdistan Democratic Party in restive city of Kirkuk, killing at least 19 people and wounding more than 200.MORE »

Jan. 16, 2013

Iraqi Parliament member Efan al-Essawi is killed in suicide bomb attack in Anbar Province; Essawi, who was also leader of local council of Awakening movement, American-backed group of Sunni militias that switched sides to fight against Al Qaeda in Iraq, had escaped several previous assassination attempts.MORE »

Jan. 15, 2013

Iraq begins releasing hundreds of inmates, offering concession to Sunni protesters demonstrating against country's Shiite-led government; protesters from country's Sunni minority have been rallying against what they see as unfair treatment by government.MORE »

Jan. 6, 2013

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, leader of Baath Party in Iraq, encourages antigovernment Sunni Muslim protesters to stand their ground until Prime Min Nuri al-Maliki is forced out; Douri was most senior member of Saddam Hussein's entourage and was not captured.MORE »

Jan. 5, 2013

Political crisis facing Shiite-led government of Iraq's Prime Min Nuri Kamal al-Maliki appears to escalate, as more political rivals call for his resignation and for early elections; Maliki has come under fire for measures that some lawmakers and political opponents see as an attempt to monopolize power ahead of provincial elections


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