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B. 02-05 Powell made evidence presentation UN Security Council
C. 03-17 Bush: Saddam has 48 hours to leave Iraq Washington
03-19 U.S. Launches War Against Iraq Iraq
4. 04-09 Baghdad falls to US forces Baghdad
F. 04-09 Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray Baghdad
6. 05-01 Bush calls end to 'major combat' Lincoln, USA
7. 07-18 Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found England
8. 07-22 Saddam's sons killed in raid Mosul
J. 08-07 Bomb at Jordanian Embassy Baghdad

Summary.     Click for More > U.S troops enter Baghdad Baghdad falls to US forces  A looting breaks out amid scenes of jubilation. U.S. troops tear down a statue of Saddam Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray Bush calls end to 'major combat' U.S. begins new military operation Inquiry into WMD claims Iraqi council acts for first time Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found   Saddam's sons killed in raid  Uday and Qusay were killed by U.S. troops in the northern city of Mosul after a tipster betrayed their hideout U.S. releases sons' death photos   Bomb at Jordanian Embassy  A car bomb has exploded killing up to 10 people -- including 5 Iraqi guards -- and injuring about 40 others Truck bomb kills 17 including U.N. envoy Cleric among 100 dead after mosque blast Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq Shot politician dies from wounds 26 dead in Italy HQ blast Bush makes surprise visit Deadliest month for coalition so far Iraq tenders 'only for US allies' Saddam captured  Hundreds of Iraqis flooded the streets, firing guns into the air, singing, dancing and throwing candy into the air
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U.N. finds empty warheads Blix: Baghdad doesn't accept disarmament   Powell made evidence presentation  Britain and France were at opposite ends of Security Council reaction after presentation of Iraq's noncooperation Inspectors: No banned arms found   Bush: Saddam has 48 hours to leave Iraq  U.S. President gave Iraqi President 48 hours for him and his sons to leave Iraq before military action begins   U.S. Launches War Against Iraq


January 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jan.6  No 'smoking gun' in Iraq
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February 2003 ... more > Top ^
Feb.5  
Feb.14
Feb.27  Iraq says it will destroy missiles


March 2003 ... more > Top ^
Mar.17  
Mar.19  
  After air raid sirens went off across Baghdad, anti-aircraft fire and explosions were heard
 Blair ordered British forces to take part in the action to protect against a new threat of 'disorder and chaos'. Saddam that denounced the U.S.-led military campaign as 'criminal'. A convoy of U.S. tanks rolled unopposed through the desert toward the Iraqi capital. Dozens of Iraqi troops surrendered with white flags to British marines.
Mar.20  Airstrike hits north as tanks roll from south Mar.21 Firestorm of airstrikes rocked Baghdad U.S. Official: Saddam Seen on Stretcher Mar.23 10 Marines Killed in Faked Surrender Mar.24 U.S.-led coalition pushes toward Baghdad Mar.26  1,000 U.S. paratroopers secure airfield Mar.29  Suicide bomb kills 4 U.S. soldiers Mar.31  Civilians die in checkpoint drama

April 2003 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Major ground offensive towards Baghdad Apr.4   U.S troops enter Baghdad  U.S. soldiers and tanks are operating inside the city on a reconnaissance mission Apr.6  US troops attack central Baghdad  British found body of 'Chemical Ali' Apr.7 British taking control of Basra
 Airstrike targets senior Iraqi officials Apr.9   Baghdad falls to US forces
  A looting breaks out amid scenes of jubilation. U.S. troops tear down a statue of Saddam
    Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray  The toppling of a giant bronze statue in Baghdad is being greeted as the symbolic crumbling of Saddam Hussein's regime Apr.11 Chaos as Mosul falls to Kurds  U.S. issues Iraqi 'most-wanted' list Apr.12  Saddam aide surrenders Apr.13 US rescues soldiers held by Iraq Apr.14 U.S. troops sweep into Tikrit Apr.15  U.S. captures Abu Abbas Apr.22 Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala Apr.24 Deputy PM Tariq Aziz in custody Apr.26  14 feared dead in ammo blast Apr.29  Shootout kills 'at least 15'

May 2003 ... more > Top ^
May.1     Bush calls end to 'major combat'
Map of Lincoln USA  From the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln President delivers a nationally televised address May.11  U.S. shakes up Iraq interim team May.22 Council lifts Iraq sanctions

June 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jun.14  US forces 'storm flashpoint town' Jun.16     U.S. begins new military operation  Troops target Baath party loyalists, terrorists and criminals and delivers humanitarian aid outside Baghdad   Inquiry into WMD claims  Committee will focus attention on claims that Iraq had the capacity to launch a strike using WMD within 45 minutes Jun.18  Leading Saddam aide caught Jun.20  Captive: Saddam survived bombings Jun.24  6 British troops killed Jun.26  'Comical Ali' resurfaces

July 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3  U.S. offers $25 million reward for Saddam Jul.4  Purported Saddam tape urges resistance Jul.6  2 US soldiers killed Jul.8  Dems want uranium claim probed Jul.9  Iraq weapons 'unlikely to be found' Jul.13   Iraqi council acts for first time  New governing council cancels all holidays 'linked to the old dictatorial regime' and name April 9, as a new national holiday  U.S. in damage control over Iraq Jul.18   Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found  UK official David Kelly denied being the 'mole' in the Iraq WMD dossier row Jul.22     Saddam's sons killed in raid
  Uday and Qusay were killed by U.S. troops in the northern city of Mosul after a tipster betrayed their hideout
Jul.24   U.S. releases sons' death photos  The provisional authority has released photographs it said were of Uday and Qusay, aimed at convincing skeptical Iraqis Jul.25  Japan to send troops to Iraq Jul.26  Attack kills 3 US troops Jul.27  U.S.: Military closing in on Saddam Jul.29  Purported voice of Saddam mourns sons Jul.31  Saddam's daughters in Jordan

August 2003 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Daughter: Saddam 'had a big heart' Aug.2  Saddam's sons buried in homeland Aug.7     Bomb at Jordanian Embassy
  A car bomb has exploded killing up to 10 people -- including 5 Iraqi guards -- and injuring about 40 others
Aug.16  Fire halts flow of oil Aug.19  Saddam deputy captured   Truck bomb kills 17 including U.N. envoy  The U.N. special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello died in an explosion that ripped through the U.N HQ in Baghdad Aug.21 'Chemical Ali' in U.S. custody Aug.22  3 British soldiers killed in Basra Aug.24  Bomb kills 3 bodyguards of Shiite leader Aug.27  Bremer: Iraq effort to cost tens of billions Aug.28  Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry Aug.29   Cleric among 100 dead after mosque blast  Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim was the spiritual leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution Aug.30  4 arrested over Najaf bombing

September 2003 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  Najaf braces for ayatollah's funeral Sep.2 Thousands bid cleric farewell
Sep.7     Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq  President has told the American people that Iraq is ''now the central front' in a global war against terrorism Sep.12 U.S. fire kills Iraqi police Sep.13  Anti-U.S. chants, gunshots mark funerals Sep.18  3 US troops 'killed in Iraq attack' Sep.19  Former defense minister surrenders Sep.20 Governing council member shot Sep.21 Blast near U.N. headquarters  France lifts veto threat on Iraq Sep.25     Shot politician dies from wounds  Iraqi Governing Council member Akila al-Hashimi died 5 days after an attack on her convoy

October 2003 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2  WMD hunter reports on search Oct.6  Cabinet backs Iraq troops Oct.8  2,000 Shiites protest cleric's arrest  Blast hits police station, killing 8 Oct.12  2-Car Suicide Bombing Kills 6 Oct.16  4 Jordanians Killed at U.S. Checkpoint Oct.26 Rockets Hit Wolfowitz's Hotel
Oct.27 35 killed in car bombs Oct.29  Red Cross to reduce Iraq staff Oct.31  U.S. warns of 'day of resistance' in Iraq

November 2003 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2 U.S. helicopter down, killing 15 troops
Nov.3  Blasts hit 'Green Zone' Nov.6  6 killed in U.S. helicopter crash near Tikrit Nov.8  Red Cross pulling out of Baghdad Nov.11  U.S.: Enemy attacks escalate in Iraq  Urgent Iraq talks Nov.12     26 dead in Italy HQ blast  At least 14 Italians and 8 Iraqis have been killed in a suicide bombing that leveled the Italian military headquarters Nov.14  U.S. boosts offensive Iraqis 'to govern by next summer' Nov.15 2 US helicopters downed Nov.17  US hits targets near Saddam town Nov.27     Bush makes surprise visit  President made an unannounced visit to Baghdad to spend part of Thanksgiving Day with U.S. troops Nov.29     Deadliest month for coalition so far  98 coalition troops died in Iraq this month, according to coalition military officials, including 79 American troops  7 Spanish agents killed in ambush Nov.30 46 ambushers killed by U.S. forces

December 2003 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2  US raid 'targets Saddam deputy' Dec.5  Rumsfeld visits troops Dec.8  Japan to send troops to Iraq Dec.9   Iraq tenders 'only for US allies'  Companies from countries opposed to the conflict will be barred from bidding for new rebuilding contracts worth $18.6bn Dec.14     Saddam captured
  Hundreds of Iraqis flooded the streets, firing guns into the air, singing, dancing and throwing candy into the air
 20 killed by car bomb Dec.15  Bush promises Saddam fair trial Dec.16 Joint plan to relieve Iraq debt Dec.17  Saddam to stand trial in Iraq Dec.27  Karbala attacks kill 12, wound dozens Dec.31 Fatal bomb blows up restaurant


U.N. finds empty warheads Blix: Baghdad doesn't accept disarmament Inspectors: No banned arms found   U.S. Launches War Against Iraq




Iraq, 2003 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2003
Jan.6  No 'smoking gun' in Iraq
Jan.16
Jan.27
Feb.14
Feb.27  Iraq says it will destroy missiles
Mar.19
  After air raid sirens went off across Baghdad, anti-aircraft fire and explosions were heard
 Blair ordered British forces to take part in the action to protect against a new threat of 'disorder and chaos'. Saddam that denounced the U.S.-led military campaign as 'criminal'. A convoy of U.S. tanks rolled unopposed through the desert toward the Iraqi capital. Dozens of Iraqi troops surrendered with white flags to British marines.
Mar.20  Airstrike hits north as tanks roll from south Mar.21 Firestorm of airstrikes rocked Baghdad
Mar.23 10 Marines Killed in Faked Surrender Mar.24 U.S.-led coalition pushes toward Baghdad Mar.26  1,000 U.S. paratroopers secure airfield Mar.29  Suicide bomb kills 4 U.S. soldiers Mar.31  Civilians die in checkpoint drama Apr.1  Major ground offensive towards Baghdad Apr.4 U.S troops enter Baghdad  U.S. soldiers and tanks are operating inside the city on a reconnaissance mission Apr.6  US troops attack central Baghdad Apr.6  British found body of 'Chemical Ali' Apr.7 British taking control of Basra Apr.7  Airstrike targets senior Iraqi officials Apr.9 Baghdad falls to US forces
  A looting breaks out amid scenes of jubilation. U.S. troops tear down a statue of Saddam
Apr.11 Chaos as Mosul falls to Kurds Apr.12  Saddam aide surrenders Apr.13 US rescues soldiers held by Iraq Apr.14 U.S. troops sweep into Tikrit Apr.29  Shootout kills 'at least 15' May.1   Bush calls end to 'major combat'
Map of Lincoln USA  From the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln President delivers a nationally televised address Jun.4  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jun.14  US forces 'storm flashpoint town' Jun.16   U.S. begins new military operation  Troops target Baath party loyalists, terrorists and criminals and delivers humanitarian aid outside Baghdad Jun.18  Leading Saddam aide caught Jun.20  Captive: Saddam survived bombings Jun.24  6 British troops killed Jul.3  U.S. offers $25 million reward for Saddam Jul.4  Purported Saddam tape urges resistance Jul.6  2 US soldiers killed Jul.8  Dems want uranium claim probed Jul.9  Iraq weapons 'unlikely to be found' Jul.18 Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found  UK official David Kelly denied being the 'mole' in the Iraq WMD dossier row Jul.22   Saddam's sons killed in raid
  Uday and Qusay were killed by U.S. troops in the northern city of Mosul after a tipster betrayed their hideout
Jul.25  Japan to send troops to Iraq Jul.26  Attack kills 3 US troops Jul.27  U.S.: Military closing in on Saddam Aug.21 'Chemical Ali' in U.S. custody
Aug.22  3 British soldiers killed in Basra Sep.12 U.S. fire kills Iraqi police Sep.18  3 US troops 'killed in Iraq attack' Sep.19  Former defense minister surrenders Oct.2  WMD hunter reports on search Oct.6  Cabinet backs Iraq troops Oct.12  2-Car Suicide Bombing Kills 6 Oct.16  4 Jordanians Killed at U.S. Checkpoint Oct.26 Rockets Hit Wolfowitz's Hotel Oct.31  U.S. warns of 'day of resistance' in Iraq Nov.2 U.S. helicopter down, killing 15 troops Nov.3  Blasts hit 'Green Zone' Nov.6  6 killed in U.S. helicopter crash near Tikrit Nov.8  Red Cross pulling out of Baghdad Nov.11  U.S.: Enemy attacks escalate in Iraq Nov.14  U.S. boosts offensive Nov.15 2 US helicopters downed Nov.17  US hits targets near Saddam town Nov.29   Deadliest month for coalition so far  98 coalition troops died in Iraq this month, according to coalition military officials, including 79 American troops Nov.29  7 Spanish agents killed in ambush Nov.30 46 ambushers killed by U.S. forces Dec.2  US raid 'targets Saddam deputy' Dec.5  Rumsfeld visits troops Dec.8  Japan to send troops to Iraq Dec.14   Saddam captured
  Hundreds of Iraqis flooded the streets, firing guns into the air, singing, dancing and throwing candy into the air
Dec.17  Saddam to stand trial in Iraq Dec.27  Karbala attacks kill 12, wound dozens



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2003 Aug.16  Fire halts flow of oil



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2003 Aug.16  Fire halts flow of oil Aug.27  Bremer: Iraq effort to cost tens of billions Sep.7   Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq  President has told the American people that Iraq is ''now the central front' in a global war against terrorism Dec.9 Iraq tenders 'only for US allies'  Companies from countries opposed to the conflict will be barred from bidding for new rebuilding contracts worth $18.6bn Dec.16 Joint plan to relieve Iraq debt




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2003 Mar.29  Suicide bomb kills 4 U.S. soldiers Apr.15  U.S. captures Abu Abbas Apr.24 Deputy PM Tariq Aziz in custody
Apr.26  14 feared dead in ammo blast Aug.7   Bomb at Jordanian Embassy
  A car bomb has exploded killing up to 10 people -- including 5 Iraqi guards -- and injuring about 40 others
Aug.16  Fire halts flow of oil Aug.19  Saddam deputy captured Aug.19 Truck bomb kills 17 including U.N. envoy
  The U.N. special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello died in an explosion that ripped through the U.N HQ in Baghdad Aug.24  Bomb kills 3 bodyguards of Shiite leader Aug.29 Cleric among 100 dead after mosque blast
  Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim was the spiritual leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution Aug.30  4 arrested over Najaf bombing Sep.20 Governing council member shot
Sep.21 Blast near U.N. headquarters Sep.25   Shot politician dies from wounds  Iraqi Governing Council member Akila al-Hashimi died 5 days after an attack on her convoy Oct.8  Blast hits police station, killing 8 Oct.12  2-Car Suicide Bombing Kills 6 Oct.27 35 killed in car bombs Nov.12   26 dead in Italy HQ blast  At least 14 Italians and 8 Iraqis have been killed in a suicide bombing that leveled the Italian military headquarters Dec.14  20 killed by car bomb Dec.17  Saddam to stand trial in Iraq Dec.31 Fatal bomb blows up restaurant



Iraq, 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Feb.5   Powell made evidence presentation  Britain and France were at opposite ends of Security Council reaction after presentation of Iraq's noncooperation Mar.17   Bush: Saddam has 48 hours to leave Iraq  U.S. President gave Iraqi President 48 hours for him and his sons to leave Iraq before military action begins Mar.21 U.S. Official: Saddam Seen on Stretcher
Apr.9   Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray  The toppling of a giant bronze statue in Baghdad is being greeted as the symbolic crumbling of Saddam Hussein's regime Apr.11  U.S. issues Iraqi 'most-wanted' list Apr.22 Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala May.11  U.S. shakes up Iraq interim team May.22 Council lifts Iraq sanctions Jun.4  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jun.16 Inquiry into WMD claims  Committee will focus attention on claims that Iraq had the capacity to launch a strike using WMD within 45 minutes Jun.26  'Comical Ali' resurfaces Jul.4  Purported Saddam tape urges resistance Jul.8  Dems want uranium claim probed Jul.13 Iraqi council acts for first time  New governing council cancels all holidays 'linked to the old dictatorial regime' and name April 9, as a new national holiday Jul.13  U.S. in damage control over Iraq Jul.24 U.S. releases sons' death photos  The provisional authority has released photographs it said were of Uday and Qusay, aimed at convincing skeptical Iraqis Jul.25  Japan to send troops to Iraq Jul.29  Purported voice of Saddam mourns sons Jul.31  Saddam's daughters in Jordan Aug.1  Daughter: Saddam 'had a big heart' Aug.2  Saddam's sons buried in homeland Aug.28  Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry Sep.1  Najaf braces for ayatollah's funeral Sep.2 Thousands bid cleric farewell Sep.7   Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq  President has told the American people that Iraq is ''now the central front' in a global war against terrorism Sep.13  Anti-U.S. chants, gunshots mark funerals Sep.21  France lifts veto threat on Iraq Sep.25   Shot politician dies from wounds  Iraqi Governing Council member Akila al-Hashimi died 5 days after an attack on her convoy Oct.6  Cabinet backs Iraq troops Oct.8  2,000 Shiites protest cleric's arrest Oct.29  Red Cross to reduce Iraq staff Nov.11  Urgent Iraq talks Nov.14 Iraqis 'to govern by next summer' Nov.27   Bush makes surprise visit  President made an unannounced visit to Baghdad to spend part of Thanksgiving Day with U.S. troops Dec.5  Rumsfeld visits troops Dec.9 Iraq tenders 'only for US allies'  Companies from countries opposed to the conflict will be barred from bidding for new rebuilding contracts worth $18.6bn Dec.15  Bush promises Saddam fair trial