Unformatted text preview: Councils” in al-Anbar province in order to stem violence. Al-Maliki sent the Iraqi army to Basra in order to take down the Mahdi army. The American military supplied logistics, given that the Iraqi army was finally capable of fighting with local militias. With American air support, he won the battle and gained significant stature. Maliki sends army into Diyala province in August 2008 in an effort to take further control of northern Iraq. The army came into conflict with the Peshmerga at Khanaquin. The US wanted to make a Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq in November 2008. The US agreed to make warrants for attacks and coordinate attacks with the Iraqi government. All US troops out by 2011 (November). No legal immunity for private security guards. In July 2009 (first time US didn’t patrol), deaths and bombings went down by 1/3 rd . In January 2009 there are provincial elections...
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- Fall '08
- Civil War, Iraqi Army, Sunnis, Great Iraqi Massacre