Tuesday, October 24, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 24


1978 Pres Assad visited Baghdad to talk about unifying Iraq and Syria Issued
            unification declaration
1980 Iraq crossed Shatt al-Arab and took city center in Khorramshahr
1984 US Info Service reopened office in Baghdad Closed since 1958 in first step to
            reestablish formal relations between US & Iraq
2002 Pentagon's Policy Counterterrorism Group briefed Rumsfeld on Iraq-Al Qaeda ties
2002 Rumsfeld told press Policy Counterterrorism Group was not an intel unit
2002 Intel officials complained to press that Pentagon politicizing intel on Iraq
2003 US secured $13 bil in aid and loans from allies for Iraq at Madrid conference
2005 Palestine Hotel and Sheraton Ishtar Hotel in Baghdad hit by truck bombs
2014 Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr finally cleared after a dozen attempts All civilians forced
            out of city and have not been allowed to return since

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