Wednesday, June 6, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 6

1920 Sir Percy Cox was reassigned to run Iraq from his posting in Persia
1924 UK run Baghdad Times said Iraqis were turning on British protection for Mosul
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
1941 British forces sent to Haditha and pushed insurgents led by Qawujki into
1967 Most of Iraqi air force destroyed by Israel
1967 8th Iraqi Brigade tried to cross Damiya Bridge destroyed by Israeli air strike
1975 Shah Pres Bakr Algerian Pres Bumidan met over Iran-Iraq border issues
1982 After Israel invaded Lebanon Saddam offered ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War and for
            Iraq to send troops to help Palestinians
2003 Imam at Abu Hanifa Mosque in Adhmaiya Baghdad called for resistance to the
            US occupation
2003 UN head inspector Blix said just because there were questions about Iraq’s WMD
didn’t mean it had them Said US and UK never provided quality intel on Iraq’s WMD
2003 DepUnderSecDef Feith said intel on Iraq didn’t change from Clinton to Bush
2003 White House spokesman intelligence showed no doubt that Iraq had WMD
2003 US intel thought they were close to finding Iraq’s WMD because more Iraqis
            coming forward and giving info
2003 Report Bush admin dropped uncertainties about WMD intel and made them
            certainties that Iraq had them
2003 US rejected having UN weapons inspectors back in Iraq to look for WMD
2003 Sep 02 DIA report leaked to press DIA thought Iraq had WMD but couldn’t find
            specific facilities making them
2007 Islamic Army and ISI announced truce after killings and accusations Didn’t last
2008 Kurds said they could export 150,000 bar/day in oil but no neighboring countries
            would allow it
2009 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq’s Laith Khazali released and AAH released bodies of 2
            British bodyguards they kidnapped and killed
2011 6 US soldiers killed in rocket attack in Baghdad by Kataib Hezbollah most lost in
one attack since 2009
2012 PM Nechirvan Barzani talked with Turkish PM Erdogan about KRG exporting
            oil to Turkey
2012 Report front companies acting as recruiters for Iraqis to go fight in Syria for Assad
2013 Mass grave found in Diwaniya with victims of Saddam
2013 Govt sponsored meeting to try to get Anbar tribes to organize against ISI
2013 Baghdad asked Kurds to withdraw Peshmerga from Tuz Kharmato and Suleiman
            Bek Kurds said no
2013 VP Hashemi said he supported Sunni region in Iraq
2013 Salahaddin Governor Abdullah won 2nd term in office
2014 37 Sunnis abducted shot and dumped in Samarra in separate incidents
2014 ISIS continued attack on Mosul Took 5 neighborhoods
2014 Head of Ninewa Ops Command Gen Gharawi ordered defensive line in western
2014 Maliki told Gen. Gharawi to hold city until Gen Ghidan ground forces
            commander and Gen Qanbar chief of staff arrived
2016 Ayatollah Sistani warned against attacks on innocents revenge attacks destruction
            of property in war against IS
2016 605 men from Saqlawiya who were abducted by Hashd released to Anbar
            officials showing signs of torture and beatings
2016 Member of Anbar council demanded Hashd be withdrawn from Fallujah op for

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