Sunday, June 3, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 3

1915 British forces captured Amarah after convincing Ottoman garrison to
1941 3rd train load of German military aid arrived from Syria Stored in Mosul after
            war ended
1941 British troops occupied Mosul after overthrowing PM Gaylani govt
1944 Hamdi al-Pachachi became premier of Iraq
1950 Grenade attack in Jewish neighborhood of Baghdad 3rd of 7 such attacks on Jews
1982 Iraqi intelligence made attempt on life of Israeli amb to UK using Abu Nidal
            terrorist group
1982 Evidence Iraq tried to provoke Israeli invasion of Lebanon to end Iran-Iraq
            War by uniting countries vs Israel
1991 Survey found Gulf War damage to Iraq infrastructure far more than originally
            claimed Destroyed most of electrical grid
1991 Protests and clashes continued in 3 Kurdish cities Dohuk 4 Kurs and 2 Baath
            officials killed
1998 Inspector report to UN Iraq not accounted for missiles warheads VX amounts of
ingredients and final products made from them Russia France China refused to approve the report
2001 Saudi Amb to US Prince Bandar gave presentation to Bush saying Saddam taking
            advantage of instability in Middle East
2002 Gen Franks briefed Rumsfeld on new Running Start war plan to begin before all
            forces in theater Rumsfeld liked new war plan and wanted more on it
2003 Sadrist march in Baghdad against US occupation
2003 Iraqi nuke scientist who day before turned over centrifuge plans to CIA arrested
            by US Special Forces
2004 US forces attacked Mahdi Army at Kufa mosque
2004 US began extending tours of US units serving in Iraq to maintain troop levels
2005 US held secret talks with insurgents in Balad to try to break them away from
            foreign fighters and Al Qaeda in Iraq
2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq kidnapped and killed 4 Russian diplomats in Iraq
2007 US claimed Iranian arms shipments to militias in Iraq increasing including
            large caliber rockets
2010 Pres Barzani went to Turkey for first time in 6 years Said he would stop PKK
2011 Suicide bomber in mosque in Tikrit during Friday prayers and then suicide
            bomber on hospital where casualties taken
2011 Diyala governor threatened to resign if federal troops continued to carry out raids
            and arrests in province
2011 Maliki led raid on Trade Bank of Iraq after it refused to back deal he brokered with
            S. Korean company
2011 VP Hashemi accused Maliki of monopolizing power
2011 Protest in Baghdad for better services
2012 Dep PM Mutlaq said no confidence vote against Maliki would reflect
            popular mood in Iraq
2012 Sadrists again said they supported no confidence vote against Maliki
2012 Ayatollah Haeri issued fatwa against voting for secular candidates as pressure
            on Sadr to drop no confidence vote vs Maliki
2013 Shahristani claimed Iraq’s electricity crisis would be solved by end of year
2013 Protests over lack of electricity started in Nasiriyah
2013 Kirkuk governor said all the displaced Arabs in province fleeing violence
            should be made to leave
2013 Sadr issued statement accusing Asaib Ahl Al-Haq of trying to assassinate
            one of his aides
2014 11 tribes in Fallujah district declared war on ISIS
2015 IS held ceremony in Ramadi where sheikhs gave it baya
2015 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq asked govt to give its men immunity before it attacked
2015 Badr MP called for Fallujah to be destroyed
2015 Badr’s Amiri blamed Abadi for fall of Ramadi claiming he listened to US and kept
            Hashd out of fight
2016 Govt shut down social media in Baghdad to try to stop organizing protests
2016 Protests in Baghdad Babil Karbala Dhi Qar Qadisiyah Najaf Basra demanding
political reform
2016 Reports Federal Police and Hashd executed displaced fleeing IS from Sjar, Anbar
2016 Large number of displaced from Saqlawiya stopped by Hashd 1,300 men taken
away and beaten and tortured 643 men detained by Hashd in Saqlawiya never seen again

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