Saturday, November 17, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 17


1952 Opposition parties agreed to coordinating committee to lead strikes Started Intifada
1975 France-Iraq nuclear deal France would provide enriched uranium build a reactor and power
station called Osirak in Iraq  
1980 Iraq’s Susangard offensive failed after 3 days  
1982 Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim announced Supreme Assembly of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq
formed in 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)
1993 Iran reported 60,000 Iraqi refugees entered country after Saddam drained southern marshes
2001 DepSecDef Wolfowitz wrote DefSec Rumsfeld that if any evidence found of Iraq involvement
in 9/11 US should act
2005 US Embassy said militias and sectarian actors should not run Iraqi security forces or any
ministries
2005 Head of central criminal court in Baghdad Samarrie said special Inter Min forces didn't need
arrest warrants or file court papers to detain people
2005 Congressman Murtha introduced resolution to withdraw US troops from Iraq saying war going
badly
2005 Report detailed how INC defector Haideri spread false stories about Iraq WMD to media and a
White House paper
2006 Unknown group showed video on Iranian TV claiming responsibility for kidnapping 5 western
            security guards and stealing 19 trucks bringing supplies from Kuwait on Nov 16
2006 Maliki spokesman Dabbagh denied claim by Interior Ministry that it had arrest warrant for
            Harith al-Dhari head of Muslim Scholars Association Said Dhari under investigation
2006 State Dept memo suggested US should pull back from Iraq and have same relationship as all
other states Argued against a surge in troops in Iraq to help quell violence
2015 VP Nujafi filed lawsuit to remain in office after Abadi dismissed vice presidents
2015 3 dozen protesters in Baghdad taken away by police Some beaten
2017 Rawa in west Anbar liberated Was last town held by IS in Iraq

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