Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki issued an arrest warrant for Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, a Sunni and prominent official from the opposition Iraqiyya List, on December 19, 2011.
This map illustrates Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq activity outside of Baghdad from December 2011 to November 2012.
This map illustrates Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq activity inside Baghdad from December 2011 to November 2012.
November 7, 2012-November 15, 2012 - Rumors surround Daqduq release, Tensions heighten around Kirkuk.
August 22, 2012-August 31, 2012- Communications Minister resigns, IHEC disputes place elections in jeopardy, Tensions at Syrian border amid signs of Iranian pressure
August 15, 2012-August 22, 2012 - Violence in Iraq has risen in recent months, both in terms of number of attacks and casualties. July 2012 was the deadliest month in Iraq since August 2010. Iraqi government figures suggest that 325 people were killed in near-daily attacks in July.
August 3, 2012-August 15, 2012 Baghdad’s Tensions with Irbil and Ankara Diminish
Map of Baghdad