Sunday, April 15, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 15

1969 Iraq complained to Iranian ambassador that Tehran violating 1937
            agreement over navigation of Shatt al-Arab
1979 Pres Bakr welcomed new Islamic Republic in Iran and again asked for
            good relations Invited PM Bazargan to Baghdad
1980 Iraqi opposition group attempted to assassinate Information Minister
            Latif al-Jassim
1984 State Dept said that Iraq stopped using chemical weapons in Iran-Iraq War
            after U.S. warning in 83 but started again in Feb 84
1987 Iraq attacked KDP HQ in Zewa Shkan, Dohuk PUK HQs in Sergalou and
            Bergalou, Sulaymaniya with chemical weapons
1987 Iraqi chemical attacks retaliation for KDP and PUK helping Iranian offensive
            in Kurdistan
1993 Iraqi army began two week operation to attack Kurdish towns 5,000 Kurds
2002 Rumsfeld claimed that UN inspectors in 90s were ineffective 
2002 End of deadline set by Bush for invasion plan for Iraq to be completed
2003 ORHA head Garner met 100 Iraqi leaders in Nasiriya Called for democratic and
            federal Iraq
2003 20,000 protested in Nasiriya against US
2003 US killed 7 Iraqis trying to break up demonstration in Mosul
2003 Bush reviewed US withdrawal plan that had most troops out by Sep 03
2003 Bush talked about foreign peacekeepers taking over for US troops in Iraq
2003 White House thought countries would give up opposition to Iraqi invasion and
            offer troops
2004 Joint Chiefs head Gen Myers said Sadr uprising and battle of Fallujah signs
            that US winning in Iraq
2008 US began building wall around Sadr City to cordon off areas controlled by
            Mahdi Army
2008 Breakaway Mahdi Army faction said it would not disarm in Basra
2008 Report by refugee group said govt was not taking care of displaced and militias
            filling vacuum
2009 US stopped Iraqi police from raiding Diyala prov council building and arrested
            new councilmen
2009 Head of Sinjar said district should become independent and join Kurdistan to
            protest new Hadbaa controlled Ninewa govt
2010 VP Hashemi went to Saudi Arabia to talk about forming new govt after national
2010 Iran said it wanted all parties to be included in new govt after national vote
2011 Protest in Baghdad demanding Maliki resign and prisoner release Was broken
up by police 20 protesters arrested in Baghdad and taken to secret prison at Muthanna Airport
2011 Turkmen Front said peshmerga and Asayesh not needed in Kirkuk and caused
2012 Head of Elec Comm released after being arrested on corruption charges trumped
            up by Maliki to get rid of him
2012 Kurdish members of Ninewa council stopped from entering Mosul at army
2012 Central Bank of Iraq set new rules on dollar auctions to try to stop large
            sales being manipulated by insurgents foreign countries politicians banks
2014 New security operation launched in Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil
2014 Flyers dropped over Fallujah telling people to leave due to impending security
            operation to free city Wasn't taken until 2016
2015 UN received reports that up to 700 homes had been looted and burned 200
blown up in Tikrit area after it was freed
2015 IS took control of 1/3 of Baiji Refinery
2015 Albu Ghanim tribal head called for Hashd to help fight IS in Anbar
2015 Abadi said there were 110 Iranian military advisers in Iraq
2016 Protests in 7 provinces against ethnosectarian quota system in govt

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