Friday, January 5, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History – Jan 5


1909 Riot in Mosul after Kirkuk soldier insulted a woman Organized by elites
            opposed to Ottoman reforms 60 killed
1918 UK PM George said Ottoman provinces including Mesopotamia should
            have “separate national conditions”
1957 Iraq backed Eisenhower Doctrine to oppose communism in Middle East
1981 Iranian Pres Bani Sadr announced counter attack against Iraq using Basij
            militia and army in Susangard and Dezful
1999 UN weapons inspector report said Iraq had not accounted for 550 mustard
            gas artillery rounds
1999 Unaccounted for WMD stocks would become major argument by Bush admin
            that Iraq was hiding its WMD
2004 White House presented CPA’s reconstruction plan to Congress
2004 3 US soldiers discharged after found guilty of abusing prisoners at Camp Bucca
            Basra
2005 State Dept report said Iraqi security forces were ineffective in most of
country due to insurgent attacks
2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide car bomb in Ramadi killed 80 tribal recruits for police
2010 Report that US was in talks with Baathists in Iraq to try to get them to reconcile
2012 Bombings of Shiite pilgrims during Arbayeen leave over 120 casualties
2014 Sec of State Kerry said US would assist Iraqi govt with renewed insurgency


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