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First posted on August 20th 2004, last revised on December 18th 2004






External Links : Links related to Iraqi Military History

For links on general military history sources, go to History of Warfare Main Page

List of Iraqi Wars 1800-1999, from ACED (only lists wars from 1920 onward; earlier wars affecting the territoty of Iraq not listed
List of Wars of the Ottoman Empire / Turkey 1800-1999, from ACED
Chronology, from League of Nations Photo Archive at Indiana Univ.
Printed Reference




for earlier history, see Wars affecting Ottoman Arabia


Wars affecting Late Ottoman Iraq 1914-1920

1914-1918
World War I; Bitish Occupation of Basra 1914, of Baghdad 1917, of Mosul 1918


Wars affecting the British Mandate of Iraq, 1920-1932

1920
1921-1922
1922 -1924
1930-1931
1932
Great Iraqi Rebellion (July-Dec.)
Ikhwan Raids, from Nejd into Transjordan, Iraq, Kuwait
Kurdish Resistance against Incorporation into Iraq
Kurdish Rebellion (Sept.-April)
Kurdish Rebellion


Wars affecting the Kingdom of Iraq, 1932-1957

1933
1936
1937
1941
1952
Christian Assyrian Refugees from Iraq, forced to return by Syria, massacred by Iraqi Forces
Military coup d'etat
Military coup d'etat
the British toppled the Iraqi government
Rebellion


Wars of Iraq since 1957

1958
1959
1959
1961-1963
1964-1965
1967
1968-1970
1974-1975
1979-1995
1980-1988
1981
1988
1990
1991
1991
1991
1991-2003
1991-2003
2003
2003-2004
Military Coup ended Monarchy
Revolt of Pan-Arabists centered in Mosul
Anti-Government Rebellion crushed
Kurdish Rebellion
Kurdish Rebellion
Arab-Israeli War (Six Days War)
Kurdish Rebellion
Kurdish Rebellion
Kurdish Resistance
First Gulf War, begun by Iraqi Invasion of Iran, Occupation of the latter's Oil Fields
Israel's Air Force attacked, destroyed Iraq's nuclear reactor (still under construction)
Iraqi Air Force used poison gas in attack on Halabja, village in Iraqi Kurdistan
Second Gulf War : Iraqi forces occupied Kuwait
Second Gulf War : Operation Desert Storm; International Coalition liberated Kuwait
Shi'ite Rebellion in southern Iraq; Southern No Fly Zone established too late, rebellion crushed
Kurdish Rebellion; Northern No Fly Zone resulted in establishment of Kurdish Autonomous Region
Occasional Turkish Incursions into the Kurdish Autonomous Region within Iraq
Occasional Anglo-American Air Strikes against Iraqi targets regarded threatening
Third Gulf War; Coalition of the Willing invaded in order to find WMD; toppled Saddam Hussein/Baath Regime
Iraqi Resistance against foreign occupation









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