1981 January - The American hostages are released, ending 444 days in captivity. Tens of thousands of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq for the battle to oust the country’s leader, Saddam Hussein. Since the state of Iraq was created early this century, the working class in the area have suffered brutal exploitation and repression at the hands of the rival ruling class groups competing for power. A chronology of key events: 1534 - 1918 - Region is part of the Ottoman Empire. 1917 - Britain seizes control, creates state of Iraq. Jul 12, 1919. The 2003 U.S. military invasion of Iraq and the extended occupation that followed were certainly the most dramatic and significant events in the long history of U.S. relations with Iraq. Iran-Iraq War
The opening session of Iraq's Transitional National Assembly, the first freely elected parliament in half a century, marked a milestone on the road to forming a new government. Iraq, country of southwestern Asia.
The Iraq War. To navigate the timeline, click and drag it with your mouse, or click on the timeline overview on the bottom. His followers eventually call themselves "Yazidis." March 20, 2003: U.S.-led forces invade Iraq. Between 1979 and 2003, Iraq underwent multiple wars—the Iraq-Iran war 1980-1988 and the Gulf war in 1991 followed by a decade of economic sanctions and isolation.
Jul 12, 1919. 1900-2000: Iraq timeline A timeline of key events in Iraqi history and class struggle in the 20th century. The Sufi mystic Sheikh 'Adi journeys to the Kurdish mountains in Iraq. 1980 - The Iran-Iraq war begins. In March 2003, U.S. forces invaded Iraq vowing to destroy Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and end the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein. Over the past thousand years, kingdoms and empires have come and gone in Mesopotamia.The first recorded empire in world history appeared briefly under the fierce Sargon and his descendants (c. 2334 to 2218 BCE), and the powerful states of Ur (2112 to 2004 BCE) followed.. 1920: Iraq comes under British mandate after the fall of the Ottoman empire in 1918.. 1921: Faisal I becomes king of Iraq (Aug. 23).. 1932: Iraq achieves independence from Britain (Oct. 3).. 1933: Faisal I dies and is succeeded by his son, Ghazi. 2002 - Iran begins construction on its first nuclear reactor. History of Iraq. A timeline of key events in Iraqi history and class struggle in the 20th century. A timeline created with Timetoast's interactive timeline maker.
The capital city is Baghdad. A timeline created with Timetoast's interactive timeline maker. Iraq delays accepting the terms for more than a 1½ years (Dec. 10). Baghded Pact Iraq, Turkey, Britain, Pakistan, and Iran signed a treaty pledging economic and military cooperation. What is happening in Iraq in 1500BCE.
1981 - The U.S. hostages are released after 444 days.
The inquiry into the UK's role in the Iraq War is publishing its findings. During the same year, Britain embarked on defining the territorial boundaries of their newly acquired colony. Read more about sharing. Iraq History Timeline created by marquise9990. 1980 22 September - Start of Iran-Iraq war, which lasts for eight years. Iraq Throughout 1919 and 1920 there are constant risings in northern Iraq, with British military officers and officials being killed. Iraq follows a politics of orientation away from the West, with improved relations with the Soviet Union. Four years later, the British colonial government helped set up the Hashemite monarchy2 in Iraq. From the 1930s to the 1950s, Iraqi politics were dominated by Prime Minister Nuri es-Said, a pro-Western leader who did much to modernize Iraq.
2005 - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes president. The mandate period lasted from 1920 to 1932, when Iraq became an independent constitutional monarchy under King Faisal I.