Monday, March 26, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 26

1918 Battle of Khan Baghdadi between Ottomans and British started
1975 Iranian premier visited Baghdad and laid out steps to implement Algiers
1979 Iraq hosted anti-Sadat meeting to oppose new Egypt-Israel peace treaty
1984 US Special Envoy Rumsfeld arrived in Iraq for 2nd time Rumsfeld presented
            secret proposal for Israeli aid against Iran Iraq rejected offer
1985 Iraq threatened to spread war to all sections of Iran if it didn’t agree to a peace
1991 Fierce fighting between Iraqi forces and Peshmerga on Khanaqin-Jalawla road,
1991 Talabani returned to Iraq after 3 years during Kurdish revolt against Saddam
1991 White House meeting on Iraq revolts Was split over whether to help Iraqis or not
1991 Bush administration said they would not stop Iraq from using helicopters to
            put down uprisings
1991 Bush Natl Sec Adv Scowcorft secretly met Saudi King Fahd who told US to stay
            out of 1991 uprising
1996 Jordanian govt held party celebrating opening of Iraqi National Accord
new HQ in Amman
1996 PUK backed peace deal with KDP although talks had not worked out
1997 SecState Albright said Iraq not cooperating with inspections and US would not
            remove sanctions
2003 US forces began move on Kut, Wasit Surrounded Najaf
2003 US 173rd Airborne Brigade landed in northern Iraq to cooperate with Peshmerga
            move into Kirkuk
2003 Iraq claimed US missile hit market in Baghdad US Air strikes failed to take Iraq
            state TV off the air
2003 Bush and Blair met at Camp David to discuss Iraq invasion
2003 ORHA sent list of 16 sites that needed to be protected in Baghdad to US military HQ
            in Kuwait but was ignored
2003 Rumsfeld told Garner he had some replacements for Americans going to run Iraq
            ministries Wanted them all from Pentagon
2003 British intel report Hope that Iraqi govt would quickly fall within days of
            invasion fading
2008 Badr Brigade got into shootout in Diwaniya likely with Mahdi Army elements
2008 Curfews in Kut Hillah Nasiriya Samawa Diwaniya to stop Sadrist protests
2008 Fighting between ISFand Sadrists continued for 2nd day in Kut Mahdi Army seized
            7 neighborhoods
2008 Fighting between ISF and Mahdi Army in Hillah where Sadrists took 3 districts
2008 Fighting between ISF and Mahdi Army in Karbala
2008 Sadrists walked out of parliament over govt crackdown on movement
2008 US and Iraqi forces began moving into Sadr City as fight against Mahdi Army
            moved from Basra to Baghdad
2008 Fighting between Mahdi Army and ISF in north and east Baghdad
2008 Sadrists said they would call for a no confidence vote against Maliki
2008 Maliki gave gunmen 72 hours to turn in weapons in Basra
2008 Fighting resumed in 5 districts of Basra after short ceasefire
2008 Sadr said he would talk with Maliki if ISF left Basra
2010 Election results announced Iraqiya 91 seats State of Law 89 National Alliance 70
            Kurdish Alliance 43
2010 Pres Talabani and VP Mahdi went to Tehran to talk about national elections
2010 State of Law met with Sadr in Qom to try to win his support for 2nd Maliki
2010 State of Law protest in Amara called for recount in national elections
2010 Human Rights Min said it found 84 mass graves in Baghdad and Diyala all from
post-03 violence
2011 Maliki warned of sectarian conflict in Gulf after Saudi Arabia and UAE sent
            troops to Bahrain
2011 Peshmerga announced withdrawal from parts of Kirkuk after political protests
2012 KRG said it would stop oil exports if it didn’t get paid for what it had already
            shipped Claimed owed $1.5 bil by Baghdad
2012 Pres Talabani announced national conference to solve political differences over
            Maliki govt on Apr 5 Barzani and Allawi said they wouldn’t attend
2013 Cabinet said that it agreed to meet major demands of protesters dealing with
arrests, amnesty, etc Never did
2014 Sadr condemned militias in Diyala after several reports of them killing civilians
            and destroying property
2014 Mutahidun said militias had killed civilians in Buhriz and destroyed houses
            and mosques

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