Thursday, July 12, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - July 12


1946 Police tried breaking Communist oil worker strike in Kirkuk Fired on workers
killing 8 wounding 50 Killings condemned in press PM Umari shut down papers in response Helped lead to fall of govt in Nov
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1968 PM Yahya threatened to resign over divisions within military that would lead to
            1968 coup
1979 Saddam elected new president and head of Regional Command Council of the
            Baath Party Dhuri elected VP
1979 Rev Command Council Secretary General Muhyi Hussein Mashadi objected to
            Bakr stepping down saying he should have been convinced to stay in office
1982 UN offered ceasefire and withdrawal from territory to try to stop Iran from
            invading Iraq Iran said no
1983 Reagan signed NSDD 99 to review US policy in Middle East Led to tilt towards
            Iraq
1988 Iran withdrew from Halabja district Kurdistan
1988 Iraq started withdrawing from 2,260 sq mi of Iranian territory
1988 Iraq recaptured Musian border region from Iran
1991 Saddam carried out new wave of executions of Baath members and army officers
2001 Iraqi Military Alliance opposition group met in London made up of 60 former
            officers Called for democratic Iraq Foreign aid Iraqi soldiers to work with it
2003 British officially took control of Basra Maysan Dhi Qar and Muthanna with no
            strategy on how to run them
2003 Cheney chief of staff Libby spoke 3rd time with NY Times reporter Miller telling
            her fmr Amb Wilson’s wife worked for CIA
2003 Cheney chief of staff Libby talked with Time reporter Cooper who said fmr Amb
            Wilson’s wife might’ve sent him on Niger trip
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uraniuam story)
2006 20 people from bus station abducted and executed in Muqtadiya
2009 VP Hashemi said Baghdad would fight PKK and would form special units to do so
            Mean to appease Turkey
2014 Naqshibandi leader Izzat al-Dhur welcomed and praised ISIS role in fighting
            against Maliki govt
2017 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq members arrested in Musayib Babil for kidnapping 28
            Sunnis and killing 20 of them

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