Saturday, January 18, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 18


1915 Ottomans and local tribes fought British in Rota Basra province and stopped their
advance
1981 Saddam accused Iran of getting US spare parts despite US embargo
1981 UN Envoy Palme warned that superpowers might get involved in Iran-Iraq War
1987 Iran ended 1st phase Op Karbla 5 seized western bank of Shatt al-Arab Iraq suffered 17,500
casualties Iran 20-30,000
(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
1991 Iraqi terrorist tried to blow up US ambassador’s house in Indonesia in retaliation for Gulf
War
1993 US UK and France carried out air and missile strikes on Iraq for not cooperating with UN
inspectors 21 killed
(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)
1996 Iraq agreed to talk about UN Resolution 986 that would create Oil For Food program
2003 UN inspectors said sites named by US as WMD facilities had been looked at and nothing
found
(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 Report Saudis attempted to get Saddam to go into exile to avert war
2004 Truck bomb hit US headquarters at Republican Palace Baghdad Killed 20 wounded more
than 100
2005 Bishop of Syrian Catholic Church in Mosul kidnapped
2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq killed Sheikh Mohammed Sadiq al-Battah in Baghdad Head of Albu Chlaib
tribe in Anbar
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2007 Baathist leader Izzat al-Douri offered to reduce insurgent attacks upon US forces if US went
after militias
2008 Fighting broke out between Soldiers of Heaven and Iraqi forces in Nasiriya and Basra Over 300
killed and wounded Group claimed persecution by PM Maliki Govt claimed they were Baathists in attempt to cover up fighting
2008 Gen Dubik in charge of training said ISF lacking in personnel equipment weapons logistics and
would need U.S. help for up to a decade
2008 Iraqi Accordance Front said that Accountability and Justice law met their demands and willing to
            end boycott of cabinet
2010 KRG said it was willing to talk with Baghdad about energy Said it would publish deals it signed with
foreign companies in 2009 something Baghdad had demanded KRG wanted to restart its independent oil exports Kurds demanded that Baghdad pay the oil companies in KRG In return KRG would share profits from exports
(Musings On Iraq article on Baghdad-Irbil oil talks)
2011 Suicide bomber hit a police recruitment center in Tikrit killing 54 wounded 137
2011 Iraq Supreme Court ruled that all independent commissions and Central Bank of Iraq were under PM
Maliki instead of parliament Directly contradicted constitution that said all commissions were under the parliament
(Musings On Iraq article on court ruling on commissions)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)
2011 PM Maliki and KRG PM Salah said they reached agreements on renewed Kurdish oil exports
and 2011 budget Oil Min would pay oil companies in KRG for their costs Issue of oil profits not resolved
(Musings On Iraq article on Baghdad-Irbil oil-budget deal) 

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