Friday, November 23, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 23


1914 British forces officially took Basra Sir Percy Cox issued statement in Arabic that
British had occupied Basra UK was at war with Ottomans and had no ill will towards locals
1915 French diplomat Picot visited London told officials Mosul Baghdad Basra provinces should be
given to Arabs after WWI to placate them
1952 Gen Mahmoud formed new military govt and declared martial law to put down protests Police
stations and US Info Library in Baghdad burned Clashes with army killed 12 wounded 25
1952 Nuredin Mahmoud became premier in new military govt
(Musings On Iraq book review of ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958)
1983 Iraq sank Greek cargo ship at Iranian port of Bushehr
(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)
1990 Bush said Saudis Egypt Syria agreed on UN resolution to allow use of force vs Iraq for invasion
of Kuwait
1993 UN reported that Iraqi govt had drained 40% of southern marshes to drive out displaced and
rebels
(Musings On Iraq article on why Saddam drained the southern marshes)
1997 Clinton said UN sanctions would stay until Saddam removed from power
1998 Hosni Mubarak said US-UK attempts to overthrow Saddam would fail and regime change
could only come from Iraqi people
2006 5 car bombs and mortars by ISI hit Sadr City killing 215 and injuring 257
2006 Insurgents launched 2 hour attack upon Health Ministry in Baghdad run by Sadrists Militias
fired mortars upon Abu Hanifa mosque offices of Assoc of Muslim Scholars and 2 Sunni neighborhoods in retaliation
2007 Iran backed Special Groups believed to have been behind bombing of Baghdad market to stoke
sectarian tensions

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