Saturday, January 6, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 6

1909 Riots in Mosul killed Sheikh Said Sufi leader in Sulaymaniya Led his
            followers to revolt cutting off trade in northern Mosul province
1916 start of Battle of Sheikh Saad as British forces moved up the Tigris and
            encountered the Ottoman defenses
1921 Govt issued order to form Iraqi General Staff Nuri al-Said became Chief of Staff
1942 Court sentenced fmr PM Gaylani and 3 Golden Square colonels to death in absentia
1948 College students went on strike in Baghdad after police broke up protest on Jan 4
            over Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1949 Nuri al-Said became PM of Iraq for 5th time
1986 Iraq started operation to try to retake Majnoon Island from Iranians
1987 Iran launched Op Karbala 5 at Basra city with 4 divisions Seized Dujail
            Took east bank Shatt al-Arab
1987 Saddam called for ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Rejected by Iran
2003 Saddam said he was ready for war Accused UN inspectors of being spies
2003 IAEA asked State Dept for info about Iraq-Niger uranium deal
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 IAEA head El Baradei no evidence of any suspicious Iraq nuclear activities
2003 Bush met with cabinet and said needed strong case vs Iraq for war
2003 Report 100 US Special Forces and 50 CIA officers had been sent into Iraq end of
            2002 along with Australian Jordanian British commandos
2003 Report US Special Forces CIA officers were in Iraq since 2002 to find military
            targets for invasion
2004 2 Frenchmen shot and killed in Fallujah after car broke down
2015 4 bodies found in Albu Bahani, Babil believed to have been kidnapped and
            executed by Hashd 

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