Sunday, October 21, 2018

This Day in Iraqi History - Oct 21


1980 Iraqi forces reached city center in Khorramshahr, Iran
1980 Taha Yassin Ramadan head of Baath Popular Army said Khuzistan oil was Iraq’s until Iran
opened negotiations to end war
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1991 Iraq told UN weapons inspectors it had program to build a nuclear bomb
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1992 Peshmerga helped Turkish troops fight PKK in northern Kurdistan
1996 PUK backed by Iran recaptured most of territory it lost to KDP except Irbil
2000 Izzat al-Duri attended Arab summit saying Iraq believed only jihad could save Palestinians in
latest conflict with Israel
2000 King Hussein called for end of sanctions on Iraq at Arab summit
2002 Report Czech Pres Havel told White House 9/11 terrorist Atta did not meet with Iraq
intelligence in Prague
2004 US soldier found guilty of abuse in Abu Ghraib prison scandal given 8 yrs in prison
2006 ISF and US forces patrolling Amara to enforce ceasefire between Mahdi Army and Badr
Suweira Mahdi Army and Badr clashed Mahdi Army blamed for bombing ISCI office in Hamza al-Sharqi
2006 Inter Min Bolani met with Sadr in Najaf to try to get him to reign in Mahdi Army
2006 Insurgents started two days of attacks on police base in Baquba Up to 80 police killed
2007 Maliki complained to US about Oct 20 US raid into Sadr City and wanted investigation into
US abuses in Iraq
2008 ISF raided head of Sahwa in Buhriz Diyala Arrested spokesman for Diyala Sahwa and beat him
Was part of PM Maliki crackdown on Diyala Sahwa
(Musings On Iraq article on raids and arrests of Diyala Sahwa)
2010 Maliki went to Turkey to try to help his attempt to form new govt
2011 US announced it would withdraw its force from Iraq on Dec 31
2011 Obama told Maliki not getting stay behind US forces in Iraq was ok because US
            would still have influence
2014 New operation to try to clear Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr started after Sep attempt failed
2016 Iraqi forces freed Bartella Ninewa

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