Thursday, January 17, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 17


1974 Bakr govt held talks with Mustafa Barzani and KDP
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1987 Iraq conducted missile and air strikes on Tehran and other major cities 3rd War of the Cities
Iran-Iraq War
1987 Iran attacked Diyala but repulsed Lost 2 brigades
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper 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)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1988 Mahdi Hakim killed in Sudan by Iraqi intelligence
1989 US report said Iraq was working on typhoid cholera anthrax for its chemical weapons program
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
1990 Iraq ended foreign travel ban for citizens
1990 Bush admin signed directive for normalized relations with Iraq
1991 Saddam told advisers time to fire missiles at Israel to see whether it would fight Iraq would
then alternate between hitting Israel and Saudis Iraq fired missiles at Haifa and Tel Aviv
1993 US fired 45 Tomahawk missiles at Baghdad for not allowing U.N. inspectors into country
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1998 Anniversary of Gulf War Saddam said Iraq met all obligations of UN Res 687
            Threatened to raise 1 mil for jihad against UN if sanctions not lifted in 6 months
2002 Gen Franks briefed his commanders at CENTCOM on initial Iraq war plans for 1st time
2003 CIA report said Iraq had rebuilt its nuclear program Said were reports Iraq tried to buy
uranium from Africa
2003 CIA told Joint Chiefs of Staff that it had some reports that Iraq tried to buy uranium from
Africa
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Blair agreed to 1 UK division and 3 combat brigades for Iraq War to be deployed in south
2003 UN inspectors after 4 inspections said Fallujah II chlorine plant inoperative US claimed it was
producing WMD
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2007 Maliki claimed if ISF were better armed US forces could start withdrawing in 3-6 months
Claimed he launched operation to clear Karbala of militiamen and arrested 400 Mahdi Army members Was not true
2008 Hawija Dist Head said Sahwa would be formed there Didn’t need Peshmerga
2010 Chemical Ali sentenced to death for Halabja attack
2011 Protesters cut Kirkuk-Baghdad highway Set tires on fire Blocked all traffic over lack of
electricity in Kirkuk Kirkuk governor was diverting power from a local power plant from Baghdad to Kirkuk
(Musings On Iraq article on power problems in Kirkuk)

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