Sunday, June 17, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 17

1927 Lord Cecil said British public opinion was overwhelmingly against staying in
1954 PM Umari resigned so he could go on annual vacation to Turkey to escape summer
            heat in Iraq
1981 Col Qaddafi announced he would go to Tehran and Baghdad to try to negotiate
            ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Libya supported Iran  
1996 UN said Iraq smuggling oil through Iranian waters breaking sanctions
2003 CIA report to Dir Tenet said that Niger-Iraq uranium story was dropped because
            based upon fake docs
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 CIA report that it found docs at Iraqi scientist’s home that proved Saddam
            had nuke program Proved false
2004 PM Allawi promised reprisals against insurgents after suicide bombing of Iraqi
            army base
2004 Bush refuted 9/11 Comm saying Iraq-Al Qaeda had connections and that was why
            Iraq was a threat
2004 Cheney said 9/11 Comm didn’t look at the overwhelming evidence of Iraq-
Al Qaeda connections Claimed he had intel on Iraq-Al Qaeda ties that 9/11 Comm didn’t That intel later proved false
2008 Truck bomb by Mahdi Army or Special Group in Baghdad killed 63 wounded 70
US forces claimed bombing meant to stop return of displaced Sunnis and provoke sectarian fighting
(Musings On Iraq article on Hurriya bombing)
2009 US held talks with Syria to try to stop foreign fighters travelling through country
            to Iraq
2011 ISI took responsibility for killing deputy head of deBaathification Comm
2011 Anbar councilman said Syria still supporting insurgency
2011 Maliki organized second march for his government in Baghdad and Karbala
2011 Protests held in Baghdad and Dhi Qar against corruption Baghdad protesters
            attacked by Maliki supporters 2nd time
2012 Sadr said he would not accept a 3rd term for Maliki
2012 MP Othman said that KDP wanted Maliki out while PUK didn’t
2013 Kataib Hezbollah attacked Mujahedeen e-Khalq camp with rockets
2013 Badr said one of its men died fighting in Syria before its presence officially
2013 Exxon signed 3rd contract with KRG to explore for oil in Sulaymaniya
2013 Sadrists maintained control of Maysan governorship in new govt
2013 State of Law-SIIC-Sadr alliance formed new govt in Qadisiyah SIIC got
2014 Security operation to clear Qaim, Anbar began
2014 Tuz Kharmato declared freed
2014 Rawa Ana Saqlawiya Amiriya Fallujah Ramadi Khalidiya in Anbar all
            decalred freed half of them weren’t
2014 Insurgents attacked 3 neighborhoods in Baquba, Diyala along with Hit
            and Garma in Anbar
2014 Prisoner that was wounded when Hashd executed 43 prisoners in Baquba
            was taken from hospital by police and killed
2014 Maliki dismissed Gen Gharawi head of Ninewa Ops Command for fall of
2014 Hezbollah’s Nasrallah said that Shiite shrines in Iraq needed to be
            protected from insurgents Said that Hezbollah would send men to fight in Iraq
2015 Sadr blamed Maliki’s authoritarianism for return of insurgency
2016 PM Abadi prematurely announced liberation of Fallujah

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