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  • March 7 – A parliamentary election was held in Iraq on 7 March 2010. The secular, non-sectarian Iraqi National Movement received the most votes.
  • March 8 – Oil extraction rights to the Maysan Oilfields were granted to China March 8, 2010.[1]






  • August 2 – The New York Times reported that the United States would "withdraw designated combat forces from Iraq by the end of August."[4]
  • August 3 – At least 5 police officers are shot dead at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraq.[5]
  • August 7 – 5 Iraqi policemen are killed in an overnight shootout in western Baghdad, while 1 policeman is killed at a checkpoint outside Fallujah.[6]
  • August 18 – The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division crosses the international border between Iraq and Kuwait, effectively ending U.S combat operations within the country of Iraq. 52,600 U.S. military personnel remain in Iraq to take on an advisory role as Operation New Dawn begins.[7]
  • August 19 – U.S. President Barack Obama announced that all U.S.combat operations will end on August 31. 50,000 troops will stay in an advise and assist role. The full withdrawal is scheduled for December 2011.





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  2. ^ a b Neville, Leigh, Special Forces in the War on Terror (General Military), Osprey Publishing, 2015 ISBN 978-1-4728-0790-8,p.226
  3. ^ "Third Iraqi al-Qaeda leader killed: Iraqi military". BBC. 20 April 2010.
  4. ^ Baker, Peter (August 2, 2010). "In Speech on Iraq, Obama Reaffirms Drawdown". The New York Times. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Six Iraqi police killed in night of violence". The Guardian. London. August 7, 2010.
  7. ^ "Goodbye Iraq: Last US Combat Brigade Heads Home". Yahoo! News. 2010-08-19. Archived from the original on August 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2010-10-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2010-10-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2016-11-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Iran 'kills 30 Kurdish militants across Iraq border'". BBC News. September 26, 2010.
  13. ^ "'Chemical Ali' executed in Iraq". BBC News. January 25, 2010.
  14. ^ Londoño, Ernesto (April 20, 2010). "Two top leaders of the insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq are killed in raid". The Washington Post.
  15. ^ "Gunmen kill prominent Iraqi TV presenter Riad al-Saray". BBC News. September 7, 2010.
  16. ^ "Second Iraq TV presenter shot, Baghdad bombs kill four". BBC News. September 8, 2010.

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