Monday, October 23, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 23

1918 Battle of Shirqat started as British forces moved north from Baghdad to
            confront Ottomans
1973 Baghdad ordered its units home in 1973 Arab-Israeli War
1977 Ayatollah Khomeini’s son Mustafa died in exile in Najaf Iranian secret police
            believed to be behind it
1980 US said Iran’s national integrity was threatened by Iraq Pres Carter was trying
            to get US hostages released by Iran
1996 PUK and KDP signed ceasefire brokered by US, UK and Turkey
1997 UN Resolution 1134 said that Iraq had to fully comply with weapons inspectors
            and condemned non-cooperation
1997 Were splits within UN security council over continued weapons inspections
2002 US and UK submitted draft resolution for new inspections in Iraq
2003 Madrid Conf began with 76 countries to garner international aid for Iraq
            Germany Russia France offered nothing having opposed war
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq dressed as police took 49 Iraqi soldiers off bus and executed
            them in Diyala 

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