2015 in Iraq

The following lists events that happened in 2015 in Iraq.

Incumbents

Events

January

  • January 6 – Clashes with ISIL in Al Anbar Governorate kill twenty-three Iraqi Army soldiers and allied Sunni fighters.[1]
  • January 8 – A suicide bomber targets a police checkpoint in the town of Youssifiyah, killing seven people.[2]

February

  • February 7 – Bombings in Baghdad kill at least 37 people hours before the city's curfew was due to end. ISIL claims responsibility.[3]
  • February 9 – Several attacks, including a suicide bombing, kill at least 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, in a predominantly Shiite part of the capital.[4]
  • February 26 – ISIL posts a video showing the destruction of Mosul Museum, the second largest in Iraq and rich in artifacts from thousands of years of Iraqi history.[5]
  • February 28 – A series of car bombs kill 19 people in Balad Ruz, east-central Iraq.[6]

March

  • March 2 – A coalition of Iraqi Armed Forces and militia numbering around 30,000 launches an offensive against Islamic State positions in Tikrit. Troops seize control of the district of al-Tin and al-Abeid.[7]
  • March 5 – Separate attacks in Baghdad kill at least eight people.[8]
  • March 7 – ISIL destroys the ancient city of Hatra following the destruction of Nimrud.[9]

April

July

December

Scheduled

Deaths

References

  1. ^ "23 Iraq troops, Sunni fighters killed in clashes with Islamic State". The Hindu. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Suicide attack kills 7 in Iraq". The Australian. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Bombings kill at least 40 in Baghdad on last day of nightly curfew". KSL. 7 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Suicide attack, bombing kill at least 22 in Iraq's capital". Associated Press. 9 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Video shows ISIS fighters roaming through Iraq museum with sledgehammers and power tools, destroying artifacts". National Post. 26 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Bombings kill 19 people in Iraq". News 24. 28 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Iraq 'seizes districts from IS' in Tikrit advance". BBC News. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  8. ^ Salaheddin, Sinan (5 March 2015). "Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 people". Associated Press.
  9. ^ "Islamic State 'demolishes' ancient Hatra site in Iraq". BBC News. 7 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Боевики "Исламского государства" взорвали древний замок Баш Тапия в иракском Мосуле" (in Russian). Russian News Agency "TASS". 8 April 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  11. ^ Mustafa Salim and Loveday Morris (18 July 2015). "At least 130 dead in Iraq after massive bomb attack". The Washington Post. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Erbil's Catholic University to counter the Christian exodus from Mosul". AsiaNews. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Iraq's Kurdish parliament extends leader's term". Associated Press. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2015.

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