How long has there been violence between Iraq and al-Qaeda?
The question as posed is awkward. There is no violence between Iraq and al-Qaeda, rather there is violence perpetrated by al-Qaeda in Iraq and countered by the Iraqi Army, the Peshmerga, other militias, and, formerly, the US-led coalition. Al-Qaeda violence started when al-Qaeda members poured into Iraq midway through 2003. It has not ceased. ...