Monday, October 14, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 14


1927 Turkish Petroleum Company struck oil at Baba Gurgur field, Kirkuk starting Iraq’s oil
industry
1973 3rd day fighting between Israeli and Iraqi forces in Syria
1980 Iraqi forces entered Khorramshahr Iranians began phased withdrawal from city in south Took
Abadan-Ahwaz road Began attack on Abadan but didn’t have numbers to take it
1980 Iranian counterattack stopped Iraqi advance in Dezful area
1982 Iraqi air force ended two month bombing campaign against Kharg Island Iran’s major oil port with
little to show for it
(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1990 Iran and Iraq officially restored diplomatic relations as Saddam tried to secure his eastern flank
as war neared with US
1997 Britain, Turkey, US asked for KDP to withdraw from PUK territory
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2001 Frontline TV show interviewed INC provided Iraqi defector Khodada who claimed Iraq trained
terrorists to hijack planes at Salman Pak implying 9/11 connection
2003 White House told Congress 70,000 new Iraqi forces on duty and 13,000 in training
2003 Sadrists tried to seize Karbala shrine leading to fighting with Sistani followers
2003 Zarqawi suicide car bombing of Turkish Embassy in Baghdad 2 dead 13 wounded
2004 Insurgents suicide bombers penetrated Green Zone killed 5 wounded 18
2004 US forces began encircling Fallujah and sending reinforcements to Ramadi
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2006 After 26 bodies of men from Balad found in Dhuluiya Mahdi Army began arriving in Balad from
Baghdad Shiite gunmen set up checkpoints in Balad and started killing Sunnis Shiite mosques began broadcasting messages that Sunnis needed to leave
2008 1795 Christians fled Mosul after 14 killed PM Maliki sent 2 National Police Brigades to try to stop
killings
(Musings On Iraq article on Christians in Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq book review Christianity in Iraq)
2008 140 Iraqi refugee families returned from Syria as part of PM Maliki’s campaign to encourage
refugees to come back to Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki’s refugee return policy)
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2009 Iraq’s Human Rights Ministry reported 85,694 dead 147,195 wounded civilians and ISF from 2004 to
Oct 2008
(Musings On Iraq Iraq Ministry Counts 85,000 Dead From 2004-Oct 2008)
2012 MP announced arrest warrant issued for head of Central Bank of Iraq Shabibi after he refused
to cooperate with PM Maliki over the dinar
2014 IS captured Hit Anbar after Iraq army unit abandoned base
2015 Baiji refinery in Salahaddin finally freed from IS
2017 IRGC Gen Suelimani met with Talabani family Went over govt take over of Kirkuk Warned PUK to
distance itself from KDP or suffer the consequences after independence referendum
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

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