2011 in Iraq

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Events in the year 2011 in Iraq.




  • January 8 – Iraqi Shia Muslim leader Muqtada al-Sadr urges a rejection of violence and peaceful resistance against the country's "occupiers" in his first public address since his return from exile.
  • January 9 – Demonstrators gather outside the Iranian Embassy in London to protest against an attack on Iranian exiles in Iraq, an attack reportedly ordered by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
  • January 15 – An Iraqi soldier opens fire on U.S. troops at a training centre, killing two and injuring another before being killed himself.[1]
  • January 19 – A suicide bomber driving an ambulance kills at least 12 people and injures another 50 in Iraq's Diyala Governorate.[2]
  • January 20 – Iraq Inquiry documents show former British prime minister Tony Blair was offered an alternative to attacking Iraq during a secret meeting held eight days before its soldiers invaded the country in 2003.
  • January 21 – A private note, due to remain secret despite calls for it to be published by the chairman of the Iraq Inquiry, shows former British prime minister Tony Blair privately assured former American president George W. Bush "you can count on us" before they jointly invaded Iraq prior to the Iraq War.
  • January 24 – A series of bombings in Baghdad and Karbala kill at least 33 people less than a week after similar attacks claimed the lives of 133 others.



  • May 3 – A car bomb went off in the Dora district in Baghdad killing at least 9 and injuring more than 27.[4]
  • May 5 – At least 26 people killed and 60 wounded in a car bombing against a police compound in the city of Hilla.[5]
  • May 5 – An attack on Camp Taji using 52 35 mm mortars, no deaths, 3 minor injuries, and multiple damaged aircraft.
  • May 29 – An Iraqi soldier and a firefighter were killed and 11 other people were wounded in two bomb explosions in Abu Ghraib.[6]


  • June 21 – 20 people are killed and 30+ wounded when a bombs detonates in the city of Al Diwaniyah.[7]


  • December 15 – War officially ended.[8]
  • December 21 – President Obama travels to Fort Bragg to mark the exit of the last American troops from Iraq. The last US troops exit Iraq through the Kuwait border.

Notable deaths[edit]


  1. ^ "Iraqi soldier kills two U.S. soldiers in Mosul". Reuters. January 15, 2011.
  2. ^ "Iraqi police targeted by suicide bomber, 12 killed". Reuters. January 19, 2011.
  3. ^ David Jolly (13 April 2011). "Iranian Group Seeks U.S. Shield After Iraqi Raid". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Iraq: Deadly car bomb strikes Shia cafe in Baghdad". BBC News. May 3, 2011.
  5. ^ Sultan, Ali (May 6, 2011). "In Iraq, police station bombing kills dozens as violence sweeps country". The Washington Post.
  6. ^ "2 killed, 11 wounded in twin bomb attacks west of Baghdad". Xinhuanews. May 29, 2011.
  7. ^ "Blast kills 20 near Iraq governor's home". msnbc. June 21, 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  8. ^ "US lowers flag to end Iraq war", The Independent, AP, December 15, 2011, retrieved 26 June 2019

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