Tuesday, July 3, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 3


1923 35 clerics and religious students left Iraq for Persia to protest deportation of
            Mujtahid Khalisi for opposition activities
1946 Oil workers in Kirkuk led by Communists held meetings about their work
            conditions Led to strike
1963 Communist uprising at Rasheed military camp in Baghdad against Baathists
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1986 Iranian forces recaptured Mehran, Iran from Iraqis
2001 UN Res 1360 renewed Oil for Food program
2003 38,000 police came back to duty after Bremer threatened to fire them for
            not working after invasion
2003 Ex CIA official said White House pushed hard on CIA to find Iraq-Al Qaeda
            connections but didn't find any
2004 3 US military review of 2003 invasion found that logistics were lacking and
            military intelligence was largely useless
2010 VP Biden made surprise visit to Iraq to try to help form new govt after elections
2011 MP said $1 mil fraud case for ISF buying dogs that couldn’t detect bombs used
            at checkpoints Nothing happened
2011 ISF launched op in Maysan to block Iranian weapons flowing into Iraq as result
            of increased militia attacks on US forces
2011 Protest in Nasiriya for turning Dhi Qar into autonomous region
2012 Parliament passed $9 bil supplemental budget fueled by high oil prices
2012 Iranian delegation arrived in Iraq to try to improve relations between Maliki
            and Sadr
2014 ISF claimed parts of Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil cleared Was still under IS control
2014 Khalidiya, Anbar cleared by ISF
2014 Report over 2,500 IS cells operating in Baghdad province
2014 Pres Barzani called on KRG parliament to create commission to create referendum
            on KRG independence
2016 Karrada Baghdad car bomb set off fire in mall killing 324 wounding 200
2016 PM Abadi ordered withdrawal of fake bomb detectors at checkpoints in Baghdad

View the Iraq History Timelines 

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