Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 22


1915 Beginning of Battle of Ctesiphon between British and Ottoman forces
1923 PM Sadoun resigned over differences with Shiite leaders and King Faisal
1923 Jafar Pasha al-Askari became 3rd PM of Iraq, would hold office 2 times
1923 Shiites got Finance and Education ministries in Askari govt Shiite leaders gave
            pledge of allegiance to King as a result
1952 Baghdad protests against Regent of Iraq started
2002 France told US that they believed Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger
2002 Russia’s Putin warned U.S. not to unilaterally act against Iraq
2003 US transport plane hit by missile at Baghdad International Airport
2005 Wall St Journal OpEd repeated story that 9/11 hijacker Atta might have met Iraqi
            intel agent in Prague in 2001
2006 Commander of US forces in Iraq Gen Casey told Joint Chiefs troop surge
            would not work

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