Wednesday, August 30, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Aug 30


1962 KDP bombed Iraq Petroleum Company pipeline
1968 Pres Bakr shut down Iraqi offices of Arab Socialist Union and ended Iraq-Egypt union plans 1992 Reports that govt arrested Shiites in south and moved them into camps
1996 State Dept attempted to mediate ceasefire between KDP-PUK KDP denied that it had any deal
            with Baghdad
2002 Blair decided UK strategy would be to get UN to issue resolution that would give ultimatum
            to Iraq on inspectors or else
2003 Iraqi Governing Council announced 17 candidates for first-post Saddam cabinet
2006 Bush said if US left Iraq before job done would become terrorist state and undermine US
            leadership
2015 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq head Khazali said that Chief Justice Medhat should resign and Election
            Commission should be ended

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