Thursday, December 27, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 27


1945 Regent of Iraq gave speech promising political reform improved social security fighting
employment redistribution of wealth
1986 Iraq counterattack recaptured Um al-Rassas island in Basra Ended Iran Op Karbala 4
            Iran lost 800 dead 200 prisoners Iraq lost 800 dead 2000 wounded
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
(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 100 congressmen asked Bush to give Iraq sanctions chance to work
1993 State Dept accused Iraq of indiscriminate shelling/bombing burning villages and executions in
southern marshes
2001 Gen Franks briefed Rumsfeld on war planning
2003 Attacks on govt buildings and foreign troop bases in Karbala killed 19 wounded 120
2004 Al Jazeera aired bin Laden tape calling Zarqawi the prince of Al Qaeda in Iraq Bin Laden said
focus of the Islamic world was war against US in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with former CIA analyst Nada Bakos that tracked Zarqawi)
2004 Iraqi Islamic Party withdrew from January 2005 election saying violence made vote impossible
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq fired 2 rockets from south Lebanon into Israel
2005 Kurdish Col in army’s 2nd Div in Ninewa said unit would not allow Def Min to add Arab
soldiers to division
2008 3,000 marched in Basra city demanding province be turned into a federal region
(Musings On Iraq article on move to make Basra a federal region)
2009 Barzani held meeting to create Peshmerga Ministry in attempt to unify KDP and PUK’s forces
2011 Salahaddin council voted to turn province into a federal region Blocked by Maliki
2012 Protest in Mosul called for Iraqi forces to withdraw from city after arbitrary arrests
2012 Tribal delegation from Basra joined Ramadi protest
2013 Maliki said would be last time Friday prayers held at Ramadi protest site Demanded tribes end
protest
2013 Iraqi forces tightened security around Ramadi protest site searching people coming and going
2013 Army vehicle attacked near Ramadi protest site Blamed on ISI
2013 Pro-Maliki Sheikh Hayes said Ramadi base for Al Qaeda
2013 Several sheikhs warned govt about closing down Ramadi protest site
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki crackdown on Anbar protests)
2013 Ansar al Sunna claimed ISI killed 40 of its members in inter-insurgent fighting
2015 IS head Baghdadi released message US afraid to fight IS and Islam destined to rule world until
judgment day

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