Wednesday, December 27, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 27


1945 Regent of Iraq promised political parties, new election law in political
            reform package
1990 100 congressmen asked Bush to give Iraq sanctions chance to work
1993 State Dept accused Iraq of indiscriminate shelling/bombing burning villages
            and executions in southern marshes
2001 Gen Franks briefed Rumsfled on war planning
2003 Attacks on govt buildings and foreign troop bases in Karbala killed 19 wounded
            120
2004 Al Jazeera aired bin Laden tape calling Zarqawi the prince of Al Qaeda in Iraq
2004 Iraqi Islamic Party withdrew from January 2005 election saying violence made
            vote impossible
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq fired 2 rockets from south Lebanon into Israel
2005 Kurdish Col in army’s 2nd Div in Ninewa said unit would not allow Def Min to
            add Arab soldiers to division
2009 Barzani held meeting to create Peshmerga Ministry in attempt to unify KDP and
            PUK’s forces
2011 Salahaddin council voted to turn province into a federal region Blocked by
            Maliki
2012 Protest in Mosul called for Iraqi forces to withdraw from city after arbitrary arrests
2012 Tribal delegation from Basra joined Ramadi protest
2013 Ansar al Sunna claimed ISI killed 40 of its members in inter-insurgent fighting
2013 Iraqi forces tightened security around Ramadi protest site searching people coming
            and going
2013 Army vehicle attacked near Ramadi protest site Blamed on ISI
2013 Maliki said was last time would be Friday prayers at Ramadi protest site
            Demanded tribes end protest
2013 Pro-Maliki Sheikh Hayes said Ramadi base for Al Qaeda
2013 Several sheikhs warned govt about closing down Ramadi protest site
2015 IS head Baghdadi released message US afraid to fight IS and Islam destined
            to rule world until judgment day 

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