Wednesday, March 28, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 28

1982 Saddam ordered Iraqi forces to withdraw from Shush Lost 3 divisions
            25,000 casualties 15-20,000 captured
1982 Iran suffered 30,000 casualties due to human wave attacks during Op Fath
            ol-Mobin to retake Shush
1990 US-UK officials seized equipment at Heathrow Airport meant for nuclear triggers
1991 SCIRI head Hakim said Shiite rebels in south only fighting in rural areas after
            lost cities to Iraqi army
1991 Iraqi intelligence memo said it had contacts with bin Laden
1997 Sec of State Albright said Iraq had lied and blocked UN inspections Said inspections
            and sanctions had contained Iraq
1998 UN Res 1154 okayed agreement between UN Sec Gen and Iraq to allow inspectors
            into presidential palaces and other sites
2002 Arab League called on Iraq to comply with all UN resolutions and end
            sanctions Rejected military action
2002 Gen Franks briefed Joint Chiefs on Iraq war plans Said he would be ready by
2003 Gen Wallace Cmdr US V Corps told press war not going as planned due to
            resistance of Fedayeen
2003 US 173rd Airborne Brigade and Peshmerga took Irbil
2003 US and UK military meeting Surprised Iraqis weren’t rising up against Saddam
2003 UN Res 1472 extended Oil for Food program for 45 days after US
2003 US forces received warning of imminent WMD attack
2003 Rumsfeld accused Syria of sending military aid to Iraq
2003 British accused Syria of allowing foreign fighters to use its territory to enter Iraq
2003 Chief weapons inspector Blix said US gave up on inspections in early 2003
2003 Aid ship arrived in Um Qasr Basra with 200 tons of food medicine and
            blankets for Iraqis
2003 Bush told group of veterans important to win the peace after the war
2004 CPA shut down Sadr’s al-Hawza paper for inciting violence
2006 Anbar Revenge Brigade claimed it killed 4 Al Qaeda in Iraq leaders and a member
            of Ansar al-Sunna
2007 ISI set off chlorine bomb in Anbar
2007 Police and militias carried out retaliatory attacks on Sunnis in Tal Afar after truck
bombing day before
2008 Maliki offered money to militiamen that turned in their weapons during Charge
            of Knights op against Mahdi Army
2008 Government spokesman said talks going on with Sadrists
2008 Maliki met with tribes in Basra that supported government
2008 U.S. and British planes bombed Mahdi Army in Basra
2008 Mahdi Army fired rockets at Badr offices in Amarah, Maysan
2008 Fighting in 13 neighborhoods in Baghdad between Mahdi Army and ISF
2008 Pres Talabani met with Gen Suleimani about stopping fighting between govt
            and Mahdi Army
2009 Counterterrorism Unit arrested Fadhil Sahwa leader in Baghdad on terrorism
            charges leading to firefight
2010 Supreme Court ruled that any coalition that gained a majority after elections could
            get 1st opportunity to form a new govt
2010 Supreme Court ruling undermined Allawi’s Iraqiya right to form a new govt and
            gave it to Maliki’s State of Law
2012 Baghdad said it would pay KRG $558 mil for Kurdish oil exports from budget
2013 Iran delivered bodies of Iraqi militiamen killed fighting for it in Syria
2014 Families from Qara Tapa, Diyala started fleeing militias
2016 Abadi said wanted 9 member cabinet with Electricity and Defense ministers
2017 Kirkuk council voted to fly the Kurdish flag over government buildings in

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