Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iraq

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iraq

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See also, Information Technology, Regional, Afghanistan

2001

July 25: Iraq announced that it nearly hit a US U-2 surveillance plane above the southern part of the country. [7/26, NYT, WSJ]

Aug. 10: US and UK warplanes bombed three air defense sites in southern Iraq, in an effort to interrupt the improvements of Iraq's defense system. [8/10, NYT, WPI

The Iraqi National Congress (INC) announced that thanks to a $2.7m financial assistance from the US, the Congress would broadcast national and international television news to Iraq. [8/16, WPI

Aug. 25: Iraq claimed that it shot down an unmanned Predator aircraft. The US did not confirm if the jet was hit or if it crashed because of mechanical failure. [8/26, FT, WP] Aug. 28: In order to weaken Iraq's increasingly aggressive antiaircraft systems, the US and the UK attacked two military command posts near the southern cities of Basra and Tallil. [8/29, NYT]

Aug. 30: Allied aircrafts destroyed a radar station in Basra in a continued effort to weaken Iraq's defenses. …

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