Sunday, October 1, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 1

1920 Sir Percy Cox landed in Baghdad as new British high commissioner of Iraq
            Was told to prepare for Iraqi independence
1967 Law No. 123 gave Iraqi National Oil Company more power and right to develop
            north Rumaila oil field
1968 Govt and KDP started fighting once again
1972 U.S. opened Interests Section in Baghdad after diplomatic relations were ended in
1978 Iraq Revolutionary Command Council said it would get Arab League to reject
            Egypt-Israeli peace deal
1980 Iran letter to UN blamed Iraq for war claiming it violated Algiers Treaty
            Supported anti-revolutionary groups Conducted sabotage
1980 Iran letter finished by saying Tehran not willing to follow UN calls for ceasefire
1982 Iran launched Op Muslim ibn Aqil in Diyala Aim was to take Baghdad Recovered
            150 sq km of Iranian territory
1983 After international pressure France said it would delay shipping 5 Super Enendard
fighter bombers to Iraq but went ahead secretly
1997 Iraq blocked UN inspectors at three sites over last week
2001 Weekly Standard article argued Iraq connected to 9/11 and Saddam had to be
2001 William Safire article in New York Times claimed Al Qaeda operative was
armed by Iraq
2002 Declassified Natl Intel Estimate on Iraq’s WMD released Said that Iraq had active
            programs Deleted qualifications
2003 CPA Governor of Anbar Mines told Bremer CPA and military should work
            together to create a new Iraqi security force
2004 Start of Battle of Samara to clear city before Jan 2005 elections
2005 Marines launched Op Iron Fist aimed at Qaim border region of Anbar
2006 Natl Sec Adv Hadley ordered drafting of new strategy for Iraq
2010 National Alliance picked Maliki as its candidate for premier Was due to Sadr
            switching to back Maliki under Iran pressure
2014 US sent Apache helicopters to Iraq to protect forces there and later offensive
            ops against IS

View The Iraq History Timeline

1 comment:

Ibrahim Umar said...

The 2005 launch of Op Iron Fist by the Marines is still fresh in my memory. Nice job Admin.

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