Sunday, June 24, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 24


1981 UK signed trade pact with Baghdad that would expand trade to more than
            $2 bil/yr
1982 9th Regional Baath Party Congress held in secret Saddam said party infiltrated by
            enemies and suffered bad decisions
1982 After 9th Regional Baath Party Congress Saddam changed party leadership
            to ensure his control
1984 Iraq bombed Iran’s main oil terminal Kharg Island 2nd time Only minimal damage
1994 SCIRI claimed govt building new canal to drain southern marshes and drive
            out displaced and rebels
2003 Rumsfeld said Iraq had chemical weapons but not nuclear weapons
2003 UN head inspector Blix said inspectors were not impressed with Powell’s Feb 03
            speech to UN on Iraq’s WMD
2003 Weapons search in Maysan’s Majar al-Kabir led to shootout and death of 6
            British soldiers
2003 UK intel report believed Iran backed Mujahedeen for Islamic Revolution in Iraq
            killed 6 British soldiers
2003 Fallujah’s mayor’s office hit by RPG for working with US
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq carried out multiple car bombs and attacks on police in Baghdad
Baquba Fallujah Ramadi and Mosul killing 92 wounding 285 Took over police station and city hall in Baquba and held city center for 6 hours
2004 Sadr announced unilateral ceasefire with US in Sadr City
2014 Operation to try to free Tal Afar launched and failed

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