Wednesday, October 31, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 31


1980 Iranian navy made 2nd raid on Fao oil facilities in Basra
1982 Iran launched Muharram al-Haram attacking Diyala and Maysan Took back 120 sq mi of
Iranian territory 330 sq mi of Iraqi land Led Iraq to call up its reserves
(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)
1995 INC HQ in Salahaddin, Irbil bombed by Iraqi National Accord killing 28 At time Kurds blamed
Baghdad for bombing
1998 Iraq suspended all cooperation with UN weapons inspectors Led Clinton to order military build
up in Gulf
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1998 Pres Clinton signed Iraq Liberation Act opening up $97 mil for opposition parties
2001 ABC withdrew story that Iraq might be behind anthrax letters sent to Wash DC
2002 Blair agreed to offer a division to US for invasion of Iraq
2002 UK energy companies met with govt official complaining business deals being made for
postwar Iraq and they were being left out
2002 Iraqi opposition met in Salahddin Kurdistan Said they were united to remove Saddam Wanted
to end sectarianism Create federal democratic state
2004 US Gen Sattler Unless US and Iraqi forces stopped insurgent intimidation campaign against
Iraqi civilians they couldn’t win
2004 Report US intel est 8,000-12,000 insurgents in Iraq and well financed Was far more than
previously believed
2004 Report US army overrode objections of contracting officers who complained about cost
overruns and non-competitive bids given to Halliburton in Iraq
2005 US report Iranian Revolutionary Guard Iraqi militias and police carrying out assassinations in
Basra IRGC gave assassination orders to Sayid al-Shuhada Iraq Hezbollah Thar Allah Fadhilah Badr and others
2006 ISI’s Furquan Institute for Media Production made its first release
2006 State Dep memo to Sec State Rice said ISF not capable of controlling violence Meant Clear
Hold Build impossible Said Maliki talked about being national leader but was proving sectarian
2006 Iraq spokesman at donor-UN conference in Kuwait said Iraq needed $10 bil for rebuilding over
4-5 yrs Said oil production not high enough to pay for reconstruction
2006 Report US soldier killed in ambush by Iraqi police in Shula earlier in Oct Head of US military
training team said 70% of Iraqi police infiltrated by militias Junior Iraqi police officers talked about militia control of police force in Baghdad neighborhoods
2008 600 Sahwa arrived at Al Furat Iraq Police Training Center in Baghdad to receive basic training
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki govt integration of Sahwa)
2010 ISI attacked Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad Took 100 hostages Goal was publicity
and gain donations 68 killed
2015 Albu Faraj noth of Ramadi attacked by ISF after it was declared freed 3 times
2016 Iraqi forces attacked Gogjali eastern suburb of Mosul

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