June 2007: Iraq War timeline

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6.3 A New York Times editorial points out that the value of Vice President Dick Cheney’s Halliburton stock options has ballooned due to the Iraq war and that his “deferred salary payments” from Halliburton have far exceeded his salary as vice president in each of the years he’s been in office. 3,493 64,698
6.6 According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, 2 million Iraqis are
displaced within the country and another 2.2 million have fled to other nations.
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6.10 The Jerusalem Post reports that senior U.S. military officials say the plan for attacking Iran is “ready.” 3,511
6.11 New York Times reports that the U.S. is arming Sunni insurgents to try to contain Al Qaeda. 3,512
6.13 The Askariya mosque, a Shiite shrine, was bombed for a second time, destroying the minarets. The dome was destroyed in an earlier bombing.
6.17 U.S. commander General David Petraeus told Fox News that “historically, counter-insurgency operations have gone at least nine or 10 years,” he said.
6.18 U.S. and Iraqi troops begin major operations around Baghdad; U.S. troops take on Shiite militia in southern Iraq.
6.19 A suicide truck bomb at a Shiite mosque in Baghdad kills 61 worshippers. U.S. forces continue assault on Al Qaeda strongholds outside Baghdad.
6.23 The U.S. push in the Baghdad area—named Operation Phantom Thunder—is causing insurgents to attack in areas of Iraq that have been quiet for up to three years, according to a Washington Post report.
6.25 Rahim al-Maliki, an Iraqi poet twice imprisoned by Saddam Hussein who gained fame for poems that expressed dreams of peace, was killed in a bomb blast at a Baghdad hotel.
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6.26 The Washington Post reports that an audit of the contracting firm KBR (formerly Kellogg, Brown and Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton) revealed inaccurate recordkeeping and cost-overruns in the millions of dollars.
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6.27 A car bomb in Baghdad kills 25. The beheaded bodies of 20 people found in southeast Baghdad near the banks of the Tigris River. KBR receives one of three $5 billion contracts to provide support services to U.S. troops in Iraq.

Sources: Iraq Body Count, U.S. Department of Defense, Iraq Coalition Casualties, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Army Times, the Associated Press, Reuters