November 2008: Iraq War timeline

Look for SN&R’s updated timeline at the beginning of each month.

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11.01.08 Additional Iraqi police forces have been deployed to the Syrian border as a result of tensions from a U.S. raid there in October. 4,190 87,963
11.05.08 CNN reports that the number of U.S. troops in Iraq will be reduced due to drops in violence and improvements in Iraqi security. 4,191 88,054
11.08.08 The Iraqi presidential council reduced from 12 to six the number of seats assigned to religious minorities, including Christians, on provincial councils. 4,194 88,091
11.12.08 Sgt. Michael P. Leahy Jr. will stand for a court martial on murder charges in the deaths of four Iraqi prisoners whose bodies were dumped in a Baghdad canal last year. 4,196 88,185
11.15.08 Two Shiite legislators have called for the creation of a ministate in the oil-rich southern province of Basra. 4,201 88,216
11.19.08 The New York Times reports that a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been detained in Baghdad on charges of smuggling weapons into Iraq. 4,202 88,277
11.22.08 A section of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline between Iraq and Turkey was still burning but “under control” after a guerrilla attack by Kurdish separatists. 4,204 88,300

Sources: U.S. Department of Defense, Iraq Coalition Casualties, Iraq Body Count, Reuters, The Associated Press, ABC News, BBC News.