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Iraq Time Line
Since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August of 1990, Iraq's relations with the United States have been marked by confrontation. Our time line reviews significant events in U.S.-Iraq relations since the Gulf War.
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 |
1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999

IRAQ INDEX

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1996  
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August 31: Iraq sent troops into Kurdish regions in northern Iraq and overran the town of Irbil; the U.S. vowed to retaliate.
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September 3: U.S. forces launched a cruise missile attack on select air defense targets in Iraq.
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