Thursday, December 21, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 21


1956 Communist uprising in Al-Hay put down and leaders executed
1981 Kuwait and UAE agreed to loan Iraq $2 bil to help during Iran-Iraq War
1998 Russia France Germany called for ending sanctions on Iraq
1998 Report Iraq intel officer Hijazi met with bin Laden in Afghanistan and offered him
            asylum Wasn’t true
2001 UK Def Min Hoon asked ministry for plans for military action against Iraq
2002 Dep CIA Dir McLaughlin briefed Bush on intel on Iraq WMD Said Iraq had
            precursors and biological components
2002 CIA showed rocket engine test site that passed prescribed ranges
2002 CIA showed satellite photo of suspected clean up of chemical weapons spill
2002 CIA showed UAV flown 500km past UN limit of 150km
2002 CIA went over reports of Iraq having mobile WMD labs
2002 CIA played recording of 2 Republican Guard officers talking about removing nerve
            agents
2002 CIA said Saddam met with nuclear scientists talking about resuming their work
2002 Bush wasn’t impressed by CIA presentation CIA Dir Tenet said case was a “slam
            dunk”
2003 Massoud Barzani article said Kurds would take regional autonomy and nothing
            else in new Iraqi constitution
2004 Insurgents attacked US camp in Ninewa killing 24 including 19 US soldiers
            Wounded 60 Deadliest attack on US so far
2004 Insurgents released 2 French reporters they kidnapped 4 months ago
2004 Center for Strategic and Intl Studies report Iraqi forces wouldn’t be ready to
            operate independently until late 2006 at best
2005 Iraq Election Comm reported 10.9 mil of 15.6 mil voters participated in Dec 15
            elections Anbar vote went from 1% in Jan to 32% in Oct to 55% in Dec
2005 NSC presented 10 goals for new Iraqi govt to Bush Including competent
            ministers fighting corruption
2005 Commando from 1st Commando brigade based in Samarra said most of the unit was
            from Mahdi Army and didn’t respect their commander only Sadr
2006 US arrested Gen. Mohsen Chirazai commander of Quds Force’s Dept 600 Forced
            to release him under pressure from Maliki and Talabani
2010 Maliki finally put together new govt 9 months after elections Cabinet approved by
            parliament
2011 Maliki ordered Dep PM Mutlaq removed from office in response to Mutlaq
            calling for Maliki to be replaced
2013 7th Div commander and leadership of division all killed by IS booby trapped
            house in Anbar
2015 Peshmerga and YPG capture Sinjar

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