Timeline of the Iraq War (2018)

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This is a timeline of events during the Iraqi Civil War in 2018.




Baghdad Capital of Iraq

Baghdad is the capital of Iraq. The population of Baghdad, as of 2016, is approximately 8,765,000, making it the largest city in Iraq, the second largest city in the Arab world, and the second largest city in Western Asia.

Al Tarmia District is a district of the Baghdad Governorate, Iraq.

Ramadi City in Al Anbar Governorate, Iraq

Ramadi is a city in central Iraq, about 110 kilometers (68 mi) west of Baghdad and 50 kilometers (31 mi) west of Fallujah. It is the capital of Al Anbar Governorate. The city extends along the Euphrates and is the largest city in Al-Anbar. Founded by the Ottoman Empire in 1879, by 2011 it had a population of about 375,000 people, the vast majority of whom are Sunni Arabs from the Dulaim tribal confederation. It lies within the Sunni Triangle of western Iraq.


Tooz District District in Saladin Province, Iraq

Tooz District is a district in the north-eastern part of Saladin Province, Iraq. Its main settlement is the city of Tuz Khormato. Other towns include Sulaiman Bek and Yankjah and Amirli.

Hawija Place in Kirkuk Governorate, Iraq

Hawija is the centre of Al-Hawija District in the Kirkuk province of Iraq, 45 km west of Kirkuk, and north of Baghdad. The town has a population of about 100,000 inhabitants.



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Events in the year 2004 in Iraq.

Imam Ali mosque bombing

The Imam Ali mosque bombing was the detonation of two car bombs outside the Shia Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf on 29 August 2003. The attack killed 95 people crowded around the mosque for Friday prayers, including Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, spiritual leader of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq.

July 2010 Baghdad attacks

The July 2010 Baghdad attacks were a series of bombings that involved a suicide bomber and other bomb attacks in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed at least 70 people while injuring 400 during a Shia pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Musa al-Kadhim. The bombings targeted those on the annual pilgrimage and took place from the 6 to 8 July. The pilgrimage has been attacked in previous years by Sunni extremists and in 2005 was the site of a stampede that killed up to 1,000 people.

Events in the year 2011 in Iraq.

On 22 December 2011, a series of coordinated attacks occurred in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 69 people. This was the first major attack following U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.

Iraqi insurgency (2011–2013) Iraqi insurgency since the withdrawal of U.S. troops

The Iraqi insurgency, later referred to as the Iraq Crisis, escalated after the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011, resulting in violent conflict with the central government, as well as sectarian violence among Iraq's religious groups.

The following lists events that happened during 2014 in Iraq.

The following lists events the happened in 2013 in Iraq.

The following lists events that happened in 2015 in Iraq.

The following lists events that happened during 2016 in Iraq.

This article lists terrorist incidents in Iraq during 2016:

2016 Karrada bombing

On 3 July 2016, ISIL militants carried out coordinated bomb attacks in Baghdad that killed 340 civilians and injured hundreds more. A few minutes after midnight local time, a suicide truck-bomb targeted the mainly Shia district of Karrada, busy with late night shoppers for Ramadan. A second roadside bomb was detonated in the suburb of Sha'ab, killing at least five.

On 15 October 2016, four attacks in and around Baghdad, Iraq, resulted in the deaths of at least 60 victims and at least seven attackers, while injuring at least 80 more people. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are believed to be behind the suicide bombing and two mass shootings.

November 2016 Hillah suicide truck bombing

A suicide bombing occurred in Iraq on 24 November 2016 when a truck bomb exploded at a petrol station in Hillah, some 100 kilometers from southern Baghdad, killing at least 125 people and injuring many others.

January 2, 2017 Baghdad bombings

On January 2, 2017, at least three suicide car bombings took place in a Shia Muslim eastern district of Sadr City, as well as behind the Kindi and Imam Ali hospitals, killing 56 people and injuring more than 120 others. Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's prime minister, had informed in a news conference that the suicide bombing, in Sadr City's busy market, was operated by the suicide bomber who detonated a vehicle with explosives. The bomber had pretended to hire day labourers in the market; once labourers gathered near the vehicle, the vehicle was detonated by him. The French President François Hollande was in the city during the attacks.

2018 Baghdad bombings

On Monday January 15, 2018 two suicide bombings took place at al-Tayaran Square of Baghdad, killing 38 people and injuring more than 105 others, attacks later claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).

For complete overview, see Timeline of ISIL-related events


  1. "First bomb blast in 2018 leaves security personnel wounded in Baghdad". Iraqi News. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  2. "Three people injured in bomb blast near Baghdad marke". Iraqi News. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. "Bomb blast leaves two army personnel wounded in Baghdad". Iraqi News. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  4. "Police conscript wounded in bomb blast, north of Ramadi". Iraqi News. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. "Six civilians killed, injured in two bomb blasts, south Baghdad". Iraqi News. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  6. "Three policemen injured as bomb blast targets police patrol in Anbar". Iraqi News. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  7. "Tribal fighter killed, two police personnel wounded in clashes with IS in Kirkuk". Iraqi News. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  8. "Four civilians killed, injured in bomb blast, armed attack in Baghdad". Iraqi News. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  9. 1 2 Euan McKirdy; Hamdi Alkhshali (15 January 2018). "27 dead, dozens injured, in Baghdad double suicide bombing". CNN. Retrieved 16 January 2018. Monday marked the second deadly attack to hit the city in just three days. ... the city has experienced a period of relative calm for months.
  10. 1 2 "27 killed, 64 wounded in Baghdad bomb blast". RTÉ. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but most such attacks in Iraq are the work of the so-called Islamic State militant group. ... Elements of the group are still active north of Baghdad.
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  12. Smith, Hannah Lucinda (January 16, 2018). "Iraqi army attacks Isis island stronghold" . Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  13. "Iraq: Military Operation Defeats White Flags". February 7, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  14. "ISIS claims attack on Shiite militia in Iraq; 27 dead". February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  15. "Islamic State attacks kill 10 in northern Iraq - police". March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  16. "Six ISIS Terrorists, including Top Leader, Killed in 'Security Sweeps' N. Kirkuk in Iraq". April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.