Monday, November 19, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 19


1914 British troops took Ottoman fort at Sahil in the city of Basra
1973 KDP and Communists began talks to end hostilities between two KDP had been attacking
Communists for its alliance with Bakr govt
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1991 UN report said Iraqi forces used torture and mass killings to put down Shiite uprising after Gulf
War
1997 KDP recaptured lost territory from PUK
1997 UN told that dramatic increase in Iraqi oil smuggling through Iran violating UN sanctions
1997 Wash Post OpEd by Wolfowitz and Khalilzad called for US to overthrow Saddam
1998 Iraqis refused to hand over documents to UN inspectors
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1999 UN Res 1275 extended Oil for Food program for Iraq
2002 UK Def Min official warned Blair’s office that without proper postwar planning Iraq war could
fail
2003 Car bomb at Sheikh Suleiman’s home after he made deal with US for police to take over
security in Ramadi
2004 Assoc of Muslim Scholars announced Sunni boycott of Jan 05 elections claiming results would
be fake and non-representative
2004 Gen Smith dep cmdr CENTCOM said insurgents were carrying out effective intimidation
campaign before Jan 05 elections
2005 Marines killed 24 civilians in revenge for Marine being killed by IED in Haditha
2006 Dep Health Min Saffar kidnapped by policeman Mahdi Army suspected of killing him under
orders of Dep Health Min Zamili
2006 Suicide car bomb hit day laborers in Hillah killing 22 woundign 40 3 car bombs hit bus station
            east Baghdad killing 10 injuring 45
2006 Syrian Foreign Minister visited Baghdad 1st high ranking Syrian official to visit since 2003 Said
Assad backed Maliki govt and wanted foreign troops to withdraw
2006 Iraqi Islamic Party said warrant for Dhari head of Muslim Scholars Assoc ended Maliki’s
reconciliation program Iraqi Accordance Front demanded warrant be withdrawn 1,000 protested in Adhamiya against warrant
2006 AP reported more Iraqis died in first three weeks of Nov than all of Oct Nov 1-19 1,319 dead vs
1,216 in Oct
2008 PUK politburo created committees to discuss its internal divisions

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