Thursday, November 23, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Nov 23

1914 British forces officially took Basra
1915 French diplomat Picot visited London told officials Mosul Baghdad Basra vilyats
            should be given to Arabs after WWI to placate them
1952 Gen Mahmoud formed new military govt and declared martial law to put down
1952 Nuredin Mahmoud became premier in new military govt
1983 Iraq sank Greek cargo ship at Iranian port of Bushehr
1990 Bush said Saudis Egypt Syria agreed on UN resolution to allow use of force vs
            Iraq for invasion of Kuwait
1993 UN reported that govt had drained 40% of southern marshes to drive out
            displaced and rebels
1997 Clinton said UN sanctions would stay until Saddam removed from power
2006 6 car bombs and two mortar rounds by ISI hit Sadr City killing 215
            and injuring 257

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