Thursday, October 12, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 12


1957 Meeting at Ayatollah Muhsin Hakim’s house founding Dawa Party
1958 Gen Qasim sent Arif to Germany as Iraq’s ambassador to eliminate him as
            opponent
1973 Israeli 210th Div attacked Iraqi forces in Syria destroying 20 Iraqi tanks and
            forcing withdrawal
1973 Later in day Israeli and Iraqi tanks re-engaged forcing Israelis to withdraw
1973 3rd engagement between Israelis and Iraqis forced Iraqis to withdraw
1973 Israel sent in paratroops 250km into Syria to disrupt Iraqi reinforcements
            moving to front & stopped their advance
1984 Saddam told Arabic newspaper he was ready to reestablish diplomatic relations
            with U.S.
1994 SCIRI claimed clashes between Iraqi forces and opposition in Diwaniya
2001 Wash Post article quoted INC that Iraq training terrorists on hijacking
airplanes at Salman Pak implying 9/11 connection
2003 Zarqawi hit Baghdad Hotel with suicide car bomb 8 dead 32 wounded
2004 4 Sadr leaders including Qais Khazali were refusing to follow ceasefire ending
            2nd Battle of Najaf
2005 Report 1st Bgd 6th Div carrying out sectarian raids and attacks on Sunnis in
            WBaghdad
2006 Joint Chiefs head Gen Pace said Iraq forces increasing but violence going up
            Contradicted US strategy for Iraq
2006 Mujahedeen Shura Council joined 6 tribes to create Mutayibeen Coalition
2014 IS's Dabiq article justified enslavement of Yazidis

View the Iraq History Timeline

2 comments:

Ibrahim Umar said...

I'm really learning lot on your blog. Someone like me had thought that the 2001 Washington Post revelation about Iraq training plane hijackers was a mere joke.

Joel Wing said...

INC knew what the Bush administration wanted so found Iraqi defectors that were talking about WMD, terrorism, Al Qaeda, etc. and came up with things like plane hijacking training.

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