2003 in Iraq
The following lists events in the year 2003 in Iraq.
Transitional government:
2003 in Iraq - Wikipedia
Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥ girl false testimony
Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥ (Arabic: نيره الصباح‎), called Nurse Nayirah in the media, was a fifteen-year-old Kuwaiti girl, who alleged that she had witnessed the murder of infant children by Iraqi soldiers in K...
Pentagon Caught Paying PR Firm $540 Million To Make Fake Terrorist Videos
A new investigation reveals that the Pentagon paid over half a billion in taxpayer dollars to a British PR firm to fabricate terrorist propaganda.
Taliban Leader Mullah Mansour Killed In Airstrike, Taliban Source Says
Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour died in an airstrike in Pakistan, sources within al Qaeda and the Taliban, reached through an intermediary by CNN, confirmed.
New Bust In Capitol Building Honors Dick Cheney For Ending Terrorism
A bust of Dick Cheney was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, a customary honor for former vice presidents that had the ancillary benefit of celebrating the ex-veep's achievement of ending radic...
Charlatan or hero: Ahmed Chalabi’s death and the lessons of Iraq - The Washington Post
Few figures have been more loved and loathed in Washington than Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi expatriate who charmed American politicians and built the case for the war in Iraq. His death in Baghdad at ag...
Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi exile who helped spur U.S. invasion, dies of heart attack
Ahmed Chalabi, a well-connected Iraqi exile whose false claims about Saddam Hussein’s arsenal helped spur the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, has died of a heart attack, Iraqi state media said Tuesday. He...
Nearly 90 Percent Of People Killed In Recent Drone Strikes Were Not The Target
Documents detailing a special operations campaign in northeastern Afghanistan, Operation Haymaker, show that between January 2012 and February 2013, U.S. special operations airstrikes killed more than...
U.S. Airman Spencer Stone's Heroic Actions Aboard Attacked Train Are 'No Surprise' To Hometown Friends
Spencer Stone is a true American hometown hero to his friends and former co-workers in Carmichael, California, and they were not surprised to learn that he risked his own life to stop a gunman who ope...
ISIS's No. 2 Fadhil Ahmad Al-Hayali Killed In US Airstrike, White House Says 
A US airstrike has killed the Islamic State's 'second in command', according to the White House. Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali was killed in a strike while traveling near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, ...
Top Army General Ray Odierno: Jeb Bush Is Wrong About Iraq War
Retiring U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said on Wednesday that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was wrong to blame the Obama administration for the current instability in Iraq...
FBI: Key West Man Charged With Trying To Use Backpack Bomb In Terror Plot
In April, the FBI got a tip from someone who had received a Facebook friend request from a person by the name of “Almlak Benitez.” Benitez wrote that he wanted to recruit the “friend” for a U.S.-desig...
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'-The Guardian
Exclusive: Secret interrogation facility reveals creeping aspects of war on terror in US city as accounts describe shackling and brutality without basic rights
Senate report on CIA program details brutality, dishonesty - The Washington Post
An exhaustive five-year Senate investigation of the CIA’s secret interrogations of terrorism suspects renders a strikingly bleak verdict on a program launched in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, a...
Iraq War
The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began with the 2003 invasion of Iraq led by the United States. The invasion toppled the government of Saddam Hussein. The conflict, however, continued...
Iraq War - Wikipedia
Kashmir conflict
The Kashmir conflict is a major territorial dispute between India and Pakistan that dates back prior to independence. While regular peace talks have occurred since 2010, a diplomatic solution has not ...
Kashmir conflict - Wikipedia
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1483
United Nations Security Council resolution 1483, adopted on 22 May 2003, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation between Iraq and Kuwait, the Council lifted trade sanctions against I...
Taliban Leader Mullah Mansour Killed In Airstrike, Taliban Source Says
Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour died in an airstrike in Pakistan, sources within al Qaeda and the Taliban, reached through an intermediary by CNN, confirmed.
Habbush letter
The Habbush letter, or Habbush memo, is a handwritten message dated July 1, 2001, which appears to show a link between al-Qaeda and Iraq's government. It purports to be a direct communication between ...
Habbush letter - Wikipedia
Directorate of General Security
The Directorate of General Security (DGS) also called Internal State Security, secret police or some variation thereof (Arabic: al-Amn al-‘Amm or simply Amn‎) was a domestic Iraqi intelligen...
Directorate of General Security - Wikipedia
Operation Northern Watch
Operation Northern Watch, the successor to Operation Provide Comfort, was a Combined Task Force (CTF) charged with enforcing its own no-fly zone above the 36th parallel in Iraq. Its mission began on 1...
Operation Northern Watch - Wikipedia
Conflicts in the Horn of Africa
This is a list of conflicts in the Horn of Africa, which includes the nations of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Conflicts in the Horn of Africa - Wikipedia
Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture
The Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program is a report compiled by the bipartisan United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) about t...