Monday, December 31, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 31


1920 High Commission Sir Cox reported that many sheikhs of large confederations
supported Mandate and didn't want an Iraqi govt
1980 Attacks upon Iranian oil facilities and ports cost it $6 bil in 1980 Attacks on Iraqi oil facilities
and ports cost $4 bil
1981 End of 1st yr of Iran-Iraq War 22,000 Iraqi 38,000 Iranian dead
(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)
2002 UN inspector told press they were finding no evidence of Iraq’s WMD and Western intel
providing nothing substantive
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 Bush said couldn’t tell whether Iraq had a nuclear weapon or not
2003 3 dead 20 wounded after Arabs and Turkemn stormed PUK office in Kirkuk
2007 Deadline to hold referendum on future of disputed territories under Constitution’s Article 140
passed
2007 Deadline for committee to revise Iraqi constitution missed Was 4th time delayed Never finished
job
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2011 US withdrew forces from Iraq under Status of Forces Agreement
2011 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq and Sadrists got into gunfight in Sadr City and Kadhimiya Baghdad
2013 Anbar council negotiated withdrawal of 2 ISF units from Ramadi to try to control protests and
fighting
2013 Maliki said he would withdraw ISF from cities in Anbar after closed protest sites led to fighting
2013 Speaker Nujafi announced Mutahidun withdrawing from govt to protest Maliki shutting down
Ramadi protest site
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki crackdown on Anbar protests)
2013 10 houses in Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr blown up by ISI forcing 84 families to flee 

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