Friday, March 9, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 9

1917 1st British assault on Baghdad turned back by Ottomans
1918 British took Hit, Anbar without a fight from Ottomans
1959 End of Mosul Revolt led Kurds to loot city and attack civilians Communists and
            Leftists also attacked pan-Arabists and rich in city as well
1974 Bakr govt told Kurds had two days to accept government’s autonomy plan
1974 Kurds objected to autonomy plan because didn't include Kirkuk Sinjar Khanaqin
            and wanted new census Bakr said no
1975 Shah announced Algiers Agreement over border with Iraq
1984 Iraqis used mustard gas against Iranians to try to turn them back in southern
1986 Iraq made 3rd attempt to re-capture Fao Peninsula
1991 Kurdish rebellion started in Halabja and Arbat
1991 Hussein Kamal led Iraqi forces to retake Karbala from rebels
1999 Fighting between Iraqi forces and SCIRI’s Badr Brigade in 2 southern provinces
2003 Karbala Div commander memo said main threat was not U.S. invasion but
            internal rebellions
2003 Blair told Bush he needed a 2nd UN resolution authorizing force against Iraq to
            get parliament’s support for war Bush said he couldn't wait
2003 Blair told Bush UK would back US in Iraq
2003 Powell told CNN that European country came up with new evidence that
            aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were for nukes not rockets
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 Powell on Meet The Press Iraq-Niger uranium story open to investigation and
            IAEA had been wrong about Iraq’s nuke program in 1990s
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate that he told Cheney trailers found in Iraq were not
            conclusive evidence of Iraq WMD
2004 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate US intel still unsure about what trailers found in Iraq
            were used for
2004 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate CIA did not agree with Pentagon paper that Iraq had
            long cooperation with Al Qaeda
2004 3 killed 20 wounded in fighting between Arabs Kurds Turkmen in Kirkuk city
2008 Basra officials said security situation worsening because of flood of weapons
            from Iran and called for commanding general to resign
2009 Turkey announced program to train Iraqi army in Turkey
2010 Kurdish Awene newspaper said electoral fraud in Irbil election and sued by KDP
2013 Babil intel arrested 12 ISI members Claimed they were backed by Sheikh
Sulaiman and Sheikh Abu Risha who were leaders in Anbar protests
2013 Free Iraq Intifada leader arrested Group issued ultimatum to release him or face
rebellion Hoping to turn protests to violence
2013 Free Iraq Intifada Naqshibandi front group organizing protests in Mosul, Hawija,
Kirkuk and Tikrit
2015 Peshmerga began offensive to take towns south of Kirkuk city

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