Timeline of the Iraq War (2015)

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This is a timeline of events during the Iraqi Civil War in 2015.

Chronology[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 24 – Multiple bomb attacks around Baghdad kill 37 people and wound dozens.[4]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 15: ISIL seizes control of the main Government building and city centre in Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar Province.[citation needed]
  • May 15 – 20: Battle of Ramadi.[citation needed]
  • May 20: ISIL captures Ramadi.[citation needed]

June[edit]

  • June 4: ISIS fighters close Ramadi dam gates, cut off water to loyalist towns[6]
  • June 13: Militants attack government forces near Iraq's Baiji refinery, killing 11 near the city of Baiji as part of the battle for control of Iraq's biggest refinery.[7]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • On October 22, Iraqi Security forces and the Popular Mobilization forces finished recapturing the city of Baiji, Iraq, its oil refinery and the surrounding region.

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 16–17: Nineveh Plains offensive in which hundreds of ISIL fighters mount an attack against Kurdish positions but are repelled.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suicide attack kills 7 in Iraq". 8 January 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/kurds-say-they-have-ejected-islamic-state-from-a-big-area-in-northern-iraq/2015/01/21/ac459372-a1c6-11e4-b146-577832eafcb4_story.html
  3. ^ "Iraq forces 'liberate' Diyala province from IS". Yahoo News. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 37 people". 24 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Iraq 'seizes districts from IS' in Tikrit advance". BBC News. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  6. ^ Alkhshali, Hamdi; Smith-Spark, Laura (4 June 2015). "Iraq: ISIS fighters close Ramadi dam gates". CNN. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Militants attack government forces near Iraq's Baiji refinery". The Daily Star Newspaper. Lebanon. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Fallujah Liberation Key to Securing Anbar". US News & World Report. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  9. ^ Salim, Mustafa (18 July 2015). "At least 130 are dead in Iraq after a massive bomb attack". The Washington Post. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Iraq violence: Car bomb kills scores in mainly Shia town". BBC News. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Isis imposes curfew in Mosul after spread of anti-Caliphate graffiti", Ara news, Aug 2015.
  12. ^ "Battle for Sinjar: IS-held town in Iraq 'liberated'", BBC news, Nov 2015.
  13. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/islamic-state-offensive-in-northern-iraq-although-repelled-shows-groups-resilience/2015/12/17/752f207c-a4ec-11e5-b53d-972e2751f433_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_isiraq1030p%3Ahomepage%2Fstory