Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 24


1978 Pres Assad visited Baghdad 1st time to talk about unifying Iraq and Syria Issued
unification declaration
1980 Iraq took city center in Khorramshahr and declared it taken Fighting continued for four more
days
1984 US Info Service reopened office in Baghdad Closed since 1958 in first step to reestablish formal
relations between US & Iraq
(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)
1997 KDP launched offensive against PUK ending last ceasefire in civil war
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
2002 Pentagon’s Policy Counterterrorism Group briefed Rumsfeld on Iraq-Al Qaeda ties
2002 Rumsfeld told press Policy Counterterrorism Group was not an intel unit
2002 Intel officials complained to press that Pentagon politicizing intel on Iraq
2003 US secured $13 bil in aid and loans from allies for Iraq at Madrid conference
2003 Maysan police chief assassinated by a local political faction
2005 Palestine Hotel and Sheraton Ishtar Hotel in Baghdad hit by truck bombs
2006 US Cmdr Gen Casey and Amb Khalilzad announced new timetable for US goals in Iraq Said ISF should
take over security in 12-18 months Govt had to demobilize and integrate Shiite militias, Draft bill to divide oil revenues End deBaathification Hold provincial elections Revise constitute Set no date for wen goals had to be achieved or any consequences for not meeting them
2014 Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr finally cleared after a dozen attempts All civilians forced out of city and
not allowed to return

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