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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.
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IRAQ REPORT INDEX

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Red tracers of Iraqi anti-aircraft fire fly
above apartment buildings in Baghdad during attacks in December.
(AFP)



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09: Airstrikes Took a Toll on Saddam, U.S. Says
The top U.S. military commander and the Marine general in charge of airstrikes last month against Iraq said that they believe the attack has weakened Saddam Hussein's hold on power and encouraged suspicion and disloyalty within his military.


08: U.S. Says It Collected Iraq Intelligence Via UNSCOM
The United States for nearly three years intermittently monitored the coded radio communications of President Saddam Hussein's innermost security forces using equipment secretly installed in Iraq by U.N. weapons inspectors, according to U.S. and U.N. officials.


07: 'Spying' by UNSCOM Denied
Clinton administration officials acknowledged yesterday that the United States has received intelligence information about Iraq from United Nations weapons inspectors but described the flow of data as a byproduct of the inspectors' mission.

  • Arab States Further Isolate Saddam, Iraq


    06: Annan Suspicious of UNSCOM Role
    U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has obtained what he regards as convincing evidence that United Nations arms inspectors helped collect eavesdropping intelligence used in American efforts to undermine the Iraqi regime, according to confidants who said he is deeply alarmed by the implications of the relationship for the world body.

  • U.S. Jets Fire at Iraqis in South 'No-Fly' Zone



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