Tuesday, October 16, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 16


1973 Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian forces attacked Israeli positions but were turned back
1991 Turkish army launched ground assault into Kurdistan to attack PKK
2001 CIA Dir Tenet met with UK officials and agreed no Iraq-9/11 connection
2002 Iraq held elections where Saddam voted president for another 7 years
2002 Iraq renewed offer for new UN inspections after US rejected deal
2002 French Pres Chirac said no Iraq Al Qaeda ties and attacking Iraq could lead to new terrorist
attacks
2002 State Dept intel agency gave CIA DIA NSA Energy Dept copies of Iraq-Niger uranium
documents
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 UN Resolution 1511 set 12/15/03 as date for Iraqi Governing Council to submit plan for
interim govt and constitution
2004 Attacks upon 5 churches
2006 PM Maliki called Bush said he was worried US had set 2 month deadline for him to control
sectarian violence Said deadline and talk of dividing Iraq were undermining his govt Bush said he supported Maliki
2006 Report US Cmdr Iraq Gen Casey was worried that ISF couldn’t take over security as planned
Start of 06 Casey said US could have substantial troop drawdowns but had to increase US forces by 10,000 due to violence in Baghdad
2006 PM Maliki interview said his govt wouldn’t disarm militias until end of 06/early 07 Said US
forces would start large withdrawals start of 07 Rejected US operations vs Mahdi Army in Sadr City
2006 Iraq Body Count criticized Lancet casualty report Said meant 500,000 death certificates were
issued but not recorded by govt Would meant thousands of Iraqis were wounded and never went for medical help Would mean only 1/10 of Iraqi deaths were recorded
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 1)
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 11)
(Musings On Iraq article New Study Refutes Lancet Reports)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mark Van Der Laan on Lancet Reports)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Michael Spagat on Lancet reports)
2006 Sunni tribesmen fired mortars into Balad afer 2 days of killings by Shiites for 26 Shiites
            killed in Dhuluiya
2012 Maliki suspended Central Bank of Iraq head Shababi after he refused to stop dinar re-
valuation Appointed ally Turki head of Board of Supreme Audit as new bank head
2017 As Iraqi forces moved towards military base and oil fields in south Kirkuk fighting broke out
with Peshmerga Also clashes in Tuz Kharmato between Hashd and Peshmerga
2017 PUK Peshmerga retreated in Kirkuk forcing KDP forces to withdraw as well as Iraqi forces
took most of province and Kirkuk city Govt forces occupied Bai Hassan Avana and Bab Gargur oil fields in Kirkuk denying KRG roughly half of its revenues
2017 PUK also withdrew its forces from Jawala Qara Tapa Mandali Daquq in northeast Diyala after
meeting with governor and army chief of staff
2017 In wake of Kirkuk KDP called PUK traitors PUK called KDP thieves
(Musings On Iraq article on Kurds withdrawal from disputed areas)

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