Iraq war timeline
|2.1.08||Two female suicide bombers kill at least 64 people in two separate Baghdad markets.||3,944||80,563|
|2.4.08||According to the Iraqi Family Health Survey Study Group and the World Health Organization, about 155,000 Iraqis have died from the violence in Iraq since the 2003 invasion.||3,948||80,730|
|2.6.08||The U.S. Army reported that its forces were hit by anti-armor attacks about once every three days for the past month.||3,953||80,856|
|2.10.08||Sgt. Evan Vela was found guilty of murder without premeditation
for killing an unarmed Iraqi and planting evidence on the man’s corpse.
Vela will serve 10 years behind bars.
|2.17.08||Citizen brigades in the province of Babil withdrew their
cooperation from U.S. forces after three members were killed by American
troops. This is the second provincial militia to refuse to work with U.S.
troops. A total of 19 citizen-militia members were killed by Americans in
the last two weeks.
|2.20.08||Eight Iraqi police officers died today. Three U.S. soldiers were killed by an I.E.D. in northwest Baghdad.||3,968||81,278|
|2.24.08||Turkish forces cross the border into northern Iraq and engage
Kurdish rebels there.
||Iraq condemns the Turkish incursion. Additional violence
in the north flares and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates urges the
Turks to withdraw quickly.
Sources: U.S. Department of Defense, Iraq Coalition Casualties, Iraq Body Count, Reuters, The Associated Press, The New York Times, McClatchy News Bureau.