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Known Activities of Al-Qaeda in Iraq

Major Events
EventTimeAssociated
UN headquarters in Iraq bombedAug. 19, 2003Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Organizer)
Car bombing at Najaf shrine kills 85Aug. 28, 2003Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Organizer)
Police applicants bombed in IskandariyahFeb. 10, 2004
Operation al-FajrNov. 8, 2004-
Nov. 16, 2004
Car bomb kills 125 in HillaFeb. 28, 2005
Zarqawi killedJune 7, 2006Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Primary Target), Sheikh Abd Al-Rahman (Secondary Target)
Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi capturedFall 2006Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi
Baghdad square bombings kill dozens0700 local, Dec. 12, 2006
Giant truck bombing in Iraq kills 150July 7, 2007
All Events
EventTimeAssociated
Sheikh Mansur in Jordan1990-
1999
Sheikh Mansur
Abu Ayyub al-Masri goes to Afghanistan1999Abu Ayyub al-Masri
Abu Ayyub al-Masri meets Abu Musab al-Zarqawi2001-
Early 2002
Abu Ayyub al-Masri, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
Abu Ayyub al-Masri sets up al-Qaeda cell in BaghdadEarly 2002Abu Ayyub al-Masri
Abu Ayyub al-Masri goes to IraqEarly 2002Abu Ayyub al-Masri
Jordan embassy in Iraq bombingAug. 7, 2003Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Organizer)
UN headquarters in Iraq bombedAug. 19, 2003Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Organizer)
Car bombing at Najaf shrine kills 85Aug. 28, 2003Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Organizer)
Police applicants bombed in IskandariyahFeb. 10, 2004
Sheikh Mansur freedFall 2004Sheikh Mansur
Abu Ayyub al-Masri flees FallujahEarly November 2004Abu Ayyub al-Masri
Operation al-FajrNov. 8, 2004-
Nov. 16, 2004
Car bomb kills 125 in HillaFeb. 28, 2005
Zarqawi killedJune 7, 2006Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Primary Target), Sheikh Abd Al-Rahman (Secondary Target)
Abu Ayyub al-Masri takes over al-Qaeda in IraqJune 13, 2006Abu Ayyub al-Masri
Abu Hamza vows to follow ZarqawiJune 13, 2006Abu Ayyub al-Masri (Speaker)
Sheikh Mansur killedJune 16, 2006Sheikh Mansur (Primary Target), Abu Tariq (Secondary Target)
Hamed al-Saeedi detainedJune 19, 2006Hamed Jumaa Farid al-Saeedi
Al-Qaeda July 2006 composite videoJuly 7, 2006Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Adam Gadahn, Shehzad Tanweer
Al-Qaida in Iraq chief threatens more violenceSept. 7, 2006Abu Ayyub al-Masri
Abu Hamza al-Muhajer says Iraq war at crossroads Sept. 28, 2006Abu Ayyub al-Masri
Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi capturedFall 2006Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi
Iraqi army breaks up Anbar al-Qaeda cellEarly November 2006Abu Muhayyam al-Masri (Leader), Abu Issam al-Libi, Abu Zaid al-Suri
Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader mocks US election resultsNov. 10, 2006Abu Ayyub al-Masri (Speaker)
Abu Hafs al-Urduni killed in DagestanNov. 26, 2006Abu Hafs al-Urduni (Primary Target)
Baghdad square bombings kill dozens0700 local, Dec. 12, 2006
Abu Omar al-Baghdadi offers truce if US withdraws from IraqDec. 22, 2006Abu Omar al-Baghdadi (Speaker)
Khaled al-Mashhadani capturedJuly 4, 2007Khaled al-Mashhadani (Primary Target)
Giant truck bombing in Iraq kills 150July 7, 2007

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