Tuesday, August 28, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 28


1948 Jews forbidden to work in banking or foreign currency transactions after
            creation of Israel
1984 Senate Foreign Relations report said US and Soviet Union both backing Iraq
            in Iran-Iraq War
(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 Kuwait formally annexed as 19th province of Iraq
1990 Egypt’s Pres Mubarak attempted to mediate between Iraq and Kuwait
1990 Saddam allowed western women and children hostages captured during Kuwait
            invasion to go home
1996 US provided info to UN that Iraq smuggling oil in violation of sanctions
1996 PUK and KDP restarted US brokered peace talks to try to end civil war
2002 Def Policy Board’s Ken Adelman WallStJournal OpEd Said Saddam worse threat
            than Al Qaeda
2004 Iraqi insurgents kidnapped 2 French reporters Gave Paris 48 hrs to end ban on
            schoolgirls wearing headscarves
2005 Draft Iraq constitution presented to parliament but more changes made to it
            afterward
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2006 Dep PM Salah said Iraqi parties agreed on oil revenue sharing with money being
distributed to provinces based upon population and needs Still no agreement over signing oil contracts or making major decisions
2006 ISF raid in Diwaniya led to major gun battle with Mahdi Army and other militias
Captured Iraqi soldiers were executed in a public square More than 40 killed and 90 wounded US military said Diwaniya battle was a major victory for the ISF but was actually ended by political deal with Sadr
2006 Report around 100 Iraqi soldiers from 10th Division in Maysan refused to deploy to
Baghdad for Operation Together Forward II Not 1st time ISF units had refused to leave their home base
2007 PM Maliki headed forces to arrest Sadrists in Karbala after fire fight with Badr
Brigade
2008 In dispute with PM Maliki over disputed area of Khanaqin Diyala Peshmerga
            Minister said his forces were better than the ISF who couldn’t challenge them
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki dispute with Kurds over disputed areas)
2011 Suicide bombing on Um al-Qura mosque Baghdad during Ramadan killed 28
2011 Iraq’s cabinet submitted draft of new oil law Never passed
2015 Protests in Salahaddin Basra, Najaf Karbala Babil Dhi Qar Wasit Diyala Maysan
            for reform
2017 Court upheld dismissal of Anbar Gov Rawi on corruption after escaping charges
            2 other times

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