Saturday, July 28, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 28

1920 US complained 2nd time to England about San Remo agreement that
            divided Iraq’s oil between England and France
1982 Iran made 3rd attack on Basra city but failed again Iran lost around 1,000 soldiers
            per day Iraq lost 7000 casualties
1982 During Iranian Op Ramadan Ayatollah Baqir al-Hakim crossed into Iraq from Iran
            Called for uprising vs Saddam
1982 During peak of Op Ramadan Iran held 120 sq mi of Iraqi territory By end only
            had 32 sq mi
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
1990 Bush letter to Saddam asked him not to use force in region and hoped for
continued good US-Iraq relations Pentagon tried to block Bush note to Saddam fearing an Iraq invasion of Kuwait
1990 CIA briefed Bush warning that Iraq was going to invade Kuwait
1996 Iranian Revolutionary Guard entered Kurdistan to fight the Kurdistan Democratic
Party of Iran but also to support the PUK against the KDP Guard went 40 miles into Kurdistan and stayed 72 hours When withdrew left behind weapons for PUK
2002 Blair told Bush UK would be with US on Iraq but had to consider difficulties
            and work on politics of war
2002 Wash Post article on Iraq war plans Said many in military wanted containment of
            Iraq
2003 Blair govt accused of crimes against humanity for Iraq war in Greek court
2004 68 killed in suicide car bomb on police center Baquba Diyala
2008 3 female suicide bombers hit Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad’s Karrada 32 dead 100
            wounded
(Musings On Iraq article on female suicide bombing in Karrada)
2008 Suicide bomber attacked Kurds protesting provincial election results in Kirkuk 24
killed Crowd burned down Turkmen Front office and attacked Arab councilman’s house afterward
(Musings On Iraq article on Kurdish protests and violence in Kirkuk) 

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