December 2008: Iraq War timeline
Look for SN&R’s updated timeline at the beginning of each month.
|11.24.08||Iraq’s Interior Ministry is tightening security in Baghdad following bombings that killed 20.||4,206||88,332|
|11.25.08||The Iraqi army detained 65 militants in 24 hours throughout the country.||4,208||88,337|
|12.04.08||In November, U.S. military deaths and attacks were at the lowest rate since the war began, according to Lt. Gen. Lloyd Austin, the second in command of U.S. forces.||4,209||88,587|
|12.07.08||Many Christians in southern Iraq are making arrangements to leave the country following an upswing on intimidation of religious minorities.||4,209||88,643|
|12.10.08||Britain expects to have most of its troops withdrawn from Iraq by June, according to the Ministry of Defence.||4,209||88,668|
|12.14.08||An Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at President George W. Bush during a news conference, narrowly missing. The president was on an unannounced “farewell visit” to Iraq.||4,209||88,740|
|12.17.08||An internal U.S. State Department report says that private security firm Blackwater Worldwide may be barred from working in Iraq by the Iraqi government.||4,209||88,781|
|12.20.08||Iraqis are rallying to the cause of the reporter jailed after throwing his shoes at President Bush. The reporter says he was beaten by authorities.||4,211||88,797|
|12.21.08||Iraqi legislators say they’ve reached a compromise that will allow non-U.S. troops to remain in Iraq until July of 2009.||4,212||88,804|
Sources: Sources: U.S. Department of Defense, Iraq Coalition Casualties; Iraq Body Count, Reuters, The Associated Press, McClatchy News Service, ABC News, CBC News.