Friday, October 12, 2018

This Day in Iraqi History - Oct 12


1920 Tribes lost Rwairij to British during 1920 Revolt Led to clerics in Karbala
            to begin to surrender
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1957 Meeting at Ayatollah Muhsin Hakim’s house founding Dawa Party
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Lowy Institution’s Shanahan on history of the Dawa Party)
1958 Gen Qasim sent Arif to Germany as Iraq’s ambassador to eliminate him as opponent
1973 Israeli 210th Div attacked Iraqi forces in Syria destroying 20 Iraqi tanks and forcing withdrawal
Later in day Israeli and Iraqi tanks re-engaged forcing Israelis to withdraw 3rd engagement between Israelis and Iraqis forced Iraqis to withdraw
1973 Israel sent in paratroops 250km into Syria to disrupt Iraqi reinforcements moving to front and
stopped their advance
1984 Saddam told Arabic newspaper he was ready to reestablish diplomatic relations with U.S.
1994 SCIRI claimed clashes between Iraqi forces and opposition in Diwaniya
2001 Jim Hoagland Wash Post OpEd quoted INC defector Khodada that Iraq training terrorists on
            hijacking airplanes at Salman Pak implying 9/11 connection
2002 Report questioned Bush’s claim Iraq still working on nuke program based upon ex-nuke
scientist Hamza Former UN inspector Albright said Hamza exaggerating Albright said he talked with nuclear experts at Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore who didn’t believe aluminum tubes were for Iraq’s nuclear program
2003 Zarqawi hit Baghdad Hotel with suicide car bomb 8 dead 32 wounded
2004 Ayatollah Sistani fatwa called on followers to register to vote Aides to set up offices to help
people with process
2004 4 Sadr leaders including Qais Khazali and Hadi al-Darraji refused to follow ceasefire ending 2nd
Battle of Najaf
2005 Report Iraq army’s 1st Bgd 6th Div carrying out sectarian raids and attacks on Sunnis in
WBaghdad
2006 Joint Chiefs head Gen Pace said Iraq forces increasing but violence going up Contradicted US
strategy for Iraq
2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq’s Mujahedeen Shura Council joined 6 tribes to create Mutayibeen Coalition
2006 Special Insp Gen for Iraq Recon found major problems with construction of Mosul Police HQ
Didn’t have number of contracted facilities like toilets Tree was cemented over and included in foundation
2006 Sunni parties criticized passage of federalism law SCIRI’s Hakim attacked them as Baathists
Saddaists and Takfiris
2010 Turkey opened consulate in Irbil as part of improved relations with KRG
2014 IS magazine Dabiq article justified enslavement of Yazidis
2017 Iraqi joint forces crossed Kurdish lines in southern Kirkuk and told Peshmerga to vacate their
positions
2017 Disputed reports over whether Iraqi forces and Peshmerga shot at each other in southern
Kirkuk

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