Monday, June 24, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 24


1933 Interior Minister would not let Assyrian leader Mar Shimun leave Baghdad after being in
capital for nearly a month
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1981 UK signed trade pact with Baghdad that would expand trade to more than $2 bil/yr
1982 9th Regional Baath Party Congress held in secret Saddam said party infiltrated by enemies and suffered
bad decisions to get rid of dissenters Health Min Hussein who said Saddam might step down was executed Saddam changed party leadership to ensure his control
1984 Iraq air raids resumed on Iranian oil infrastructure with attack on Kharg Island Iran’s main oil
terminal Destroyed docking bay but operating again in 5 days
(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)
1994 SCIRI claimed govt building new canal to drain southern marshes and drive out displaced and rebels
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said Iraq had chemical weapons but not nuclear weapons
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 UN head inspector Blix said inspectors were not impressed with Sec State Powell’s Feb 03 speech to
UN on Iraq’s WMD
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
2003 Weapons search in Maysan’s Majar al-Kabir led to shootout and death of 6 British soldiers
2003 UK intel report believed Iran backed Mujahedeen for Islamic Revolution in Iraq that killed 6 British
soldiers
2003 Fallujah’s mayor’s office hit by RPG for working with US
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq carried out multiple car bombs and attacks on police in Baghdad Baquba Fallujah
Ramadi and Mosul killing 92 wounding 285 Took over police station and city hall in Baquba and held city center for 6 hours
2004 Sadr announced unilateral ceasefire with US in Sadr City
2014 Operation to try to free Tal Afar launched and failed
2018 Protest in Diyala over electricity cuts Province had not received 35% of its power

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