Thursday, January 11, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History – Jan 11


1917 Start of Battle of Hai salient between British and Ottomans
1928 Abdul Sadoun become premier for 3rd time Replaced Askari who was forced to
            resign over opposition to his conscription plan for army
1972 Kurds started rebellion against govt with support of US, Iran, Israel
1999 Newsweek report Iraq and Al Qaeda had meetings
2003 UK naval task force left for Persian Gulf for Iraq invasion
2003 Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs head Gen Myers met Saudi Amb to US Bandar to get
            Saudi support for invasion
2003 Amb Bandar told Rumsfeld and Gen Myers he needed Bush’s word to get Saudi
            support
2004 Ayatollah Sistani rejected CPA’s plans for transition to Iraqi sovereignty and
            constitution
2004 Blair told BBC he didn’t know whether he was wrong or not about Iraq’s
            WMD
2004 Kurdish party headquarters bombed in Kirkuk city
2004 Fmr Treasury Sec O’Neill said Bush admin was focused upon Saddam from
            when it entered office Jan 2001
2006 Supreme Council head Hakim ruled out any substantive changes to Iraqi
constitution Blamed US and Sunni parties for insurgency claiming they encouraged terrorism
2006 Spanish police broke up recruiting network that raised money and sent fighters to
            Iraq in coordination with Al Qaeda in Iraq
2007 US arrested 5 Iranian Rev Guard Quds Force operatives in Irbil as part of
            new US crackdown on Iranians
2007 Were trying to arrest Jafari deputy head of Iran’s NSC and Gen Frouzanda head of
            IRGC intelligence
2007 KRG complained about raid Jafari and Frouzanda had invitations from Pres
            Talabani and were to meet Pres Barzani
2011 State of Law head of Baghdad council wrote law banning alcohol sales in
            province under Islamic Law
2011 Police started raiding bars and clubs selling alcohol including Iraqi Writers Union
2016 After suicide bombing at café Hashd killed Sunnis burned mosques shops and
            homes in Muqtadiya for several days
2018 Alliances for 2018 parliamentary elections announced Nishtiman 3 Kurdish
opposition parties Abadi Nasr list with ISCI Speaker Jabouri VP Allawi Mutlaq lead one major Sunni alliance VP Nujafi Jamal Karbuli Khamis Khanjar lead the other 20 pro-Iran Hashd led by Badr’s Amiri formed Fatah Hakim’s Hikmat and Sadr along with Communists running separately
(Musings On Iraq article on 2018 alliances)

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