Tuesday, July 10, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 10

1924 First elections held in Iraq Was for Constituent Assembly
1940 England decided to send Indian Div to Basra after PM Gaylani wanted to block
            British troops moving through Iraq as part of Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1940 UK Cmdr in Middle East Gen Wavell thought sending British troops to Iraq would
            destabilize region so Indian Div sent to Egypt instead
1967 General Tahir Yahya became premier 2nd time Was later charged with corruption
1978 Former Prime Minister Naif died from gunshot wounds from assassination attempt
            by Iraqi agents in London
1978 England would expel Iraqi diplomats and intel officers for Naif assassination Iraq
retaliated by expelling British diplomats arresting British businessmen Embargo on UK
1988 Iraq recaptured 14 mountain peaks in Panjwin area of Kurdistan
1990 Gulf OPEC members met and agreed to follow quotas which Iraq had been
1991 UN set up camps at Lake Hammar to take in displaced from southern marshes
            but govt did not allow people to enter
2002 Pentagon Defense Policy Board met over Iraq invasion plans Angry
            military not thinking innovatively Wanted generals fired
2003 Iraqi police demonstration in Baghdad saying US forces in city led to attacks
            upon police
2003 Powell told ABC that captured trailers were Iraqi mobile WMD labs
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2008 2 Sadrist politicians and an Iraqi army officers said Hezbollah ran two training
camps in Basra since 2006 Up to 10 Hezbollah operatives trained Special Groups there Closed during Charge of Knights
2008 Sadrist politicians and army officer said Hezbollah involved in Jan 07 Asaib Ahl
Al-Haq raid on Karbala that killed US soldiers and involved in AAH kidnapping of 5 Britons from Finance Min in Baghdad May 07
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2012 During visit to Irbil Pres Barzani tried to get Syria’s Kurdish National Council
            and Democratic Union Party to unite and not align with PKK
2017 PM Abadi declared Mosul freed after 9 month long campaign Heavy fighting
            continued in city
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Ret. Col Witty on the Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Horizon Client Access’ Alex Mello on Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera on Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with International Center for Study of Radicalization’s Charlie Winter on how IS media dealt with its defeat in Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with BBC’s Quentin Sommerville on the Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Niqash’s Mustafa Habib on Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reuters’ Stephen Kalin on Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with AFP’s Ahmad Mousa on Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with journalist Florian Neuhof on Battle of Mosul)

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