Tuesday, October 23, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 23


1918 Battle of Shirqat started as British forces moved north from Baghdad to seize Mosul
province and its oil before war ended  
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
1973 Baghdad ordered its units home in 1973 Arab-Israeli War
1977 Ayatollah Khomeini’s son Mustafa died in exile in Najaf Iranian secret police believed to be
behind it
1980 US said Iran’s national integrity was threatened by Iraq Pres Carter was trying to get US
hostages released by Iran
(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 Baghdad imposed economic embargo on Kurdistan in retaliation for clashes with
            Peshmerga
1996 PUK and KDP signed ceasefire brokered by US, UK and Turkey
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1997 UN Resolution 1134 said that Iraq had to fully comply with weapons inspectors and
condemned non-cooperation Were splits within UN security council over continued weapons inspections
2002 US and UK submitted draft UN resolution for new inspections in Iraq
2003 Madrid Conf began with 76 countries to garner international aid for Iraq Germany Russia
France offered nothing having opposed war
2003 US guards at Abu Ghraib prison photographed an Iraqi prisoner with a leash on and other
abuses
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq dressed as police took 49 Iraqi soldiers off bus and executed them in Diyala
2005 Islamic Army got in gun battle with Al Qaeda in Iraq in Taji north Baghdad over the latter
killing members of the Islamic Army
2006 Report UN recorded 1.6 mil refugees 1.5 mil displaced 40,000 Iraqis arriving in Syria per month
365,000 new refugees since Samarra bombing in Feb 06

View the Iraq History Timelines 

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