Monday, January 1, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 1

1960 Gen Qasim issued new law of association promising parties would be
formed and more political freedom
1982 Peshmerga bombed Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline
1984 Report US told Persian Gulf allies that it supported Iraq in Iran-Iraq War
1988 Iran Launched Bait al-Moqaddas 2 in Mawet Kurdistan Iran-Iraq War
1997 US and UK launched Operation Northern Watch to maintain no fly zone over
northern Iraq after France withdrew
1999 French paper claimed 1998 Iraqis offered bin Laden safehaven
2001 Break-in at Niger embassy in Rome to provide cover for how Italian intel
            broker Martino got fake Iraq-Niger uranium papers
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2009 US military handed over control of Green Zone to Iraqi govt
2009 British transferred control of Basra Airport to Iraqi forces
2014 ISIS fighters moved into Ramadi and looted police stations
2014 Reports police in Fallujah deserted and joined insurgents
2014 ISIS began pushing families out of Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil
2014 Sheikh Abu Risha called on Anbar to fight ISIS

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