JUNE 2009: Iraq War Timeline

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DATE EVENT U.S. DEAD IRAQI CIVILIAN DEAD 06.01.09 McClatchy-Tribune News Service reports that President Barack Obama’s decision not to release more photos of detainees was based on concerns by Iraq’s prime minister that the photos would incite riots in Iraq. 4,306 90,788 06.02.09 As U.S. troops withdraw from Iraqi cities, they are moving to tents in the desert heat. 4,307 90,790 06.04.09 Iraq and the United States have reached a tentative agreement to keep a U.S. base on the edge of Sadr City, a Shiite slum of Baghdad. 4,309 90,804 06.12.09 A report from Congress’ Wartime Contracting Commission says that KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, wasted billions of dollars from construction and services contracts in Iraq. 4,309 90,900 06.13.09 Two of the U.S. contractors held in connection with the stabbing death of another contractor have been released by Iraqi police authorities. 4,311 90,902 06.16.09 A border feud between Iran and Kuwait is causing difficulties for Iraqi fishermen who are prevented from reaching fishing grounds. 4,313 90,925 06.19.09 The BBC reports that the families of four British soldiers are suing the British Defense Department, claiming that inadequate armor on Land Rovers led to their relatives’ deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. 4,314 90,950 06.23.09 The Wall Street Journal reports that next week, Iraq will auction off oil rights to foreign companies, the first foreign investment in Iraqi oil in more than 30 years. 4,314 91,086

Sources: U.S. Department of Defense, Iraq Coalition Casualties, Iraq Body Count, ABC News, The Associated Press, The New York Times, USA Today, BBC, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Reuters, The Washington Post, Voice of America News.