October 4, 2005 (Tuesday) Five U.S. soldiers die during sweeps of insurgent-held towns in Iraq.
October 6, 2005 (Thursday) 10 people die following a bomb near the Ministry of Oil in Baghdad.
October 7, 2005 (Friday) At least twenty-nine Iraqi fighters and six U.S. Marines are killed in major fighting in western Iraq. British forces have detained 12 people, including three police officers, in connection with a series of deadly attacks on UK forces in southern Iraq.
October 10, 2005 (Monday) Insurgent attacks throughout Iraq leave seven Iraqis, two security officials from the Arab league and one U.S. soldier dead.
October 11, 2005 (Tuesday) Insurgent suicide bomb attacks leave over 30 people dead in Talafar, North West Iraq.
October 12, 2005 (Wednesday) At least 30 people die following an insurgent suicide bomb attack in Talafar, North Western Iraq, the second such attack in as many days.
October 15, 2005 (Saturday) Jean Ziegler, a Human rights investigator and senior United Nations official, has accuses the United States and occupying forces of "using hunger and deprivation of water as a weapon of war against the civilian population" in Iraq.
October 17, 2005 (Monday) The U.S. claims to have killed 70 insurgents near Ramadi in eastern Iraq. However, eyewitnesses maintain that most of those killed were innocent civilians, and photographs released show locals burying at least 18 children, including infants.
October 18, 2005 (Tuesday) Two U.S. Marines and around four Iraqi insurgents are killed in Western Iraq.
October 19, 2005 (Wednesday) Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity. The former President of Iraq is led into court with seven associates, charged with ordering the killing of 143 Shi'a men in the town of Dujail in 1982. If convicted, Hussein could face capital punishment.
October 20, 2005 (Thursday) Four U.S. soldiers are killed in two insurgent attacks north of Baghdad, Iraq. A defense lawyer for one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants is kidnapped.
October 22, 2005 (Saturday) Staff Sergeant George T. Alexander, Jr. becomes the 2000th U.S. military fatality in Iraq.
October 26, 2005 (Wednesday) Three U.S. Soldiers die in two separate insurgent attacks in Baghdad and near Baqouba.
October 27, 2005 (Thursday) At least 20 Shia Militia members and Iraqi Police have died following a Sunni Arab ambush in Nahrawan, South East of Baghdad.
October 29, 2005 (Saturday) More than 20 people die when a car bomb detonates in Howaider, a Shia village near Baquba, 60 miles north of Baghdad.
October 31, 2005 (Monday) A Pentagon report suggests that since 2004 about 26,000 Iraqi people have been either killed or injured in attacks by insurgents. Reports indicate that 40 people have died following a U.S. Air raid near Karabilah in Western Iraq. The military says it was a targeted strike against Al Qaeda, whereas doctors treating the injured and dead said the dead were all civilians, including many women and children. 6 U.S. Soldiers die in two separate insurgent attacks.
Seven U.K. troops accused of murdering an Iraqi civilian have had their cases dropped after a judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence against the soldiers and that the Iraqi witnesses lied.
November 12, 2005
The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, makes a surprise visit to Iraq and expresses support for an Arab League conference discussing cooperation with Iraq's many factions. Four people die following a car bomb in Baghdad.
November 13, 2005
Iraqi president Jalal Talabani tells British television that Iraqi troops could replace UK forces by the close of 2006.
November 18, 2005
A series of Suicide bombings kill 74 Shia worshippers at two mosques in eastern Iraq while in Baghdad two car bombs destroy the blast wall protecting a hotel housing foreign journalists and kill eight Iraqis. Two car bombs strike outside a Baghdad interior ministry building at the centre of a detainee abuse scandal.
November 20, 2005
At least forty people died following a series of insurgent and American led attacks. The Independent reports that British-trained police tortured and killed at least two Iraqis using electric drills. One British soldier dies following a roadside Bomb in Basra, southern Iraq.
November 21, 2005
Five Iraqi civilians, including three children, are shot dead by U.S. troops as they approached a checkpoint in Baquba. The minibus they were travelling in failed to stop as it approached a roadblock.
November 23, 2005
A suicide car bomber kills at least 18 and injuries at least 25, mostly Iraqi Police, in an ambush in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
November 24, 2005
15 people die after a suicide bomb attack in Hilla. Prisoners at an Iraqi detention centre revealed to the BBC details of apparent widespread use of torture and abuse in prisons and detention centres in Iraq. At least thirty people have died following a car bomb outside a hospital in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Khadim Sarhid al-Hemaiyim, one of the most important Sunni Arab tribal leaders in Iraq, has been shot dead, along with his three sons and a son-in-law in Baghdad. The gunman appeared to be a member of the new Iraqi Army.
November 25, 2005
German archaeologist Susanne Osthoff is kidnapped in Iraq.
November 26, 2005
Four Westerners have been kidnapped in Iraq while in Baghdad. (BBC)
March 12 Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi an 14 year old Iraqi girl was gang-raped and murdered together with her 6-year-old sister, mother and father, in their home, by U.S. soldiers who then set fire to the girl's body before decamping.
March 25 40 people killed or wounded in gun battle near Mahmoudiya.
March 26–30 24 beheaded bodies found in Iraq.
March 27 40 people were killed and 20 others wounded in recruitment centre suicide bomb attack.
March 29 Around 30–40 bodies are being found on the streets of Baghdad every day, morgue officials said.
March 30 The Pentagon requests hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency funds for military construction in Iraq
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