July 2007: Iraq War timeline

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6.30 A Sunni legislator, Abdul-Nasser al-Janabi, citing a failed government, resigned to join the “resistance.” 3,578 66,638
7.04 U.S. troops killed an estimated 25 insurgents near Baquba, north of Baghdad. 3,589 66,764
7.06 Clerics issued a fatwa banning fishing in the Tigris River because of the contamination from military waste and decomposing bodies. 3,604 66,782
7.08 A suicide truck bomber killed 23 Iraqi Army recruits and injured 27 more. 3,606 66,834
7.09 An internal memo indicates that the four Blackwater contractors who were killed in Fallujah in 2004 were sent the wrong way—on a more dangerous route through the city when a safer route was available. 3,606 66,892
7.10 A mortar-and-rocket attack in the Green Zone killed three and wounded 25 in Baghdad. 3,609 66,939
7.13 N.Y. Times reporter Khalid W. Hassan was killed in Baghdad. So far, 138 journalists have died in Iraq. 3,611 67,237
7.15 McClatchy News Service reports that the State Department is requiring employees in Baghdad to wear Kevlar vests and helmets because of increased danger in the Green Zone. 3,617 67,241
7.16 Former Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi tells Reuters that Iraq is “on the verge of a big disaster.” 3,618 67,321
7.20 Iraqis who assisted Danish troops in southern Iraq were secretly evacuated, with their families, to Denmark. Three flights were needed to transport more than 200 people. 3,632 67,663
7.22 An Iraqi translator working for the U.S. government was murdered in Kut. 3,633 67,831
7.23 Halliburton reports an increase of 19 percent in profits for the second quarter. 3,637 67,945
7.25 The Iraqi Accordance Front, the largest Sunni bloc in the Iraqi parliament, suspended its membership in Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s coalition government, endangering al-Maliki’s ability to lead. The bloc is made up of five cabinet members and 44 members of the 275-seat parliament. 3,644 67,957

Sources: Reuters, AP, New York Times, Washington Post, Kuwait News Agency, Iraq Coalition Casualties, Iraq Body Count