On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush declared an end to major combat in
Iraq. Since then, hostilities and death tolls continue to rise. Tensions between the once
dominant Sunni minority and Shia majority also continue to escalate. This report lists
significant recent events in Iraq. Sources include, but are not limited, to White House
press releases, the U.S. Department of State, U.N. Secretary-General’s statements, and
major news stories. For analysis and further review of the current situation, see CRS
Report RL31339, Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security, by Kenneth Katzman.
This report will be updated regularly.