Thursday, June 7, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 7

1920 Iraqi rebels led by Jameel al-Midfai reached Mosul with about 1,000 men
1941 British forces crossed from Iraq into Syria attempting to capture German
            diplomat Dr. Grobba
1967 Iraq broke diplomatic relations with U.S. after defeat in Arab-Israeli War
1975 Iran-Iraq agreed on Shatt al-Arab border Shah would stop arming Kurdish
            revolt neither would support opponents of each other
1981 Israel bombed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor at Tuwaitha to stop Saddam’s
bomb program Destroyed facility
1983 Iraq offered ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Rejected by Iran
1984 Soviets delivered new missiles to Iraq which Baghdad said it would use
            against Iran’s oil industry
1991 UN began taking over camps run by US military to help Kurds following 91
2003 Sadrist march in Basra against British occupation
2003 Sadr travelled to Iran to talk with Iranian officials and met Ayatollah Haeri
2003 ISCI threatened to boycott CPA’s Iraqi Governing Council
2003 CPA Order 12 ended all of Iraq’s tariffs leading country to be flooded with cheap
            imports closing down many Iraqi businesses
2003 DIA chief Adm Jacoby said couldn’t find specific WMD sites in Iraq in 2002 but
            didn’t mean Iraqi didn’t have WMD program
2003 Iraq Survey Group took over US search for WMD
2003 Report US and British analysts said captured Iraq trailers were not WMD mobile
            labs as suspected
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2003 White House spokesman said WMD would be found
2003 Report 2002 DIA report said no reliable intel that Iraq was producing or had
            stocks of WMD
2006 Zarqawi killed by U.S. F-16 jet north of Baquba
2006 Natl Sec Adv Rice said White House agreed on Iraq policy Privately Rice working
            on new one
2008 Poland announced that it would withdraw its forces from Iraq by Oct 08
2009 Inter Min said it would investigate torture charges in Maysan and Qadisiyah
            Nothing happened
2010 Oil Min said oil production would reach 12 mil/bar/day by 2017 Didn’t happen
2011 Maliki’s 100 day deadline to reform ministries ended with no changes Was to
            appease protesters
2011 Army started withdrawing from Fallujah as part of deal with Anbar govt to
            pull out of urban areas
2012 Maliki welcomed new breakaway party that had 7 MPs that didn’t sign no
            confidence vote against him
2013 Sadrists State of Law and SIIC agreed on new provincial govt in Maysan Sadrists
            would retain governorship
2014 ISIS stormed Anbar Univ in Ramadi taking hostages
2014 US warned Baghdad that ISIS moving forces from Syria to attack Mosul
2014 US wanted Peshmerga to move into eastern Mosul Pres Barzani offered Maliki
said no
2014 Maliki told US 9 brigades would be sent to Mosul US said wouldn’t arrive in
2014 Gen Ghidan ground forces commander Gen Qanbar chief of staff took over
            defense of Mosul
2014 Badr said it would protect Askari shrine in Samarra against insurgent threat
2015 KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani accused Baghdad of breaking constitution by not
            giving Kurdistan budget payments
2016 Protests in Dhi Qar and Baghdad calling for reform
2016 Abadi said people would be arrested for abusing displaced in Fallujah op
2016 UN called on Baghdad to protect displaced from abuses by govt forces

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