Friday, March 2, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 2

1981 Islamic Conf Organization met with Saddam Said he wanted ceasefire in war
            and wanted to know what Khomeini wanted
1984 Iraqis used mustard gas against Iranians to try to turn them back
            in southern marshes
1988 VP Bush told Iraq that it could buy dual use equipment for its WMD program from
1991 Shiite revolt spread to Suq al-Shuyukh and Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar after Gulf War
1991 Shiite rebels attacked military intelligence headquarters in Basra
1991 UN Resolution 686 required Iraq to accept 12 previous UN resolutions on Kuwait
            pay reparations end annexation of Kuwait release POWs return stolen property
1992 UN investigation found that govt had executed hundreds of Shiites in southern
            marshes in recent months
1992 Peshmerga launched counterattack upon Iraqi army in Kalak 60 killed
1993 After southern no fly zone created Iraqi forces began shelling and infantry attacks
            upon southern marsh villages 
1998 UN Resolution 1154 allowed weapons inspectors at Iraq’s presidential palaces
1999 Wash Post reported that US intelligence was using UN inspectors to spy on Iraq
            something it denied in Feb
2003 Senior admin official told NY Times UN weapons inspectors would not lead to
2003 Report US and UK increased air strikes in Iraq as part of no fly zone Were trying
            to weaken air defenses before invasion
2004 5 Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide bombers hit Karbala and Khadimiya during Ashura
killing 270 wounding 570
2015 offensives to free Tikrit began

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