Friday, August 10, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 10

1920 Treaty of Sevres started the break-up of the Ottoman Empire after
World War I Included ceding Mesopotamia to the British Included call for a Kurdish state Turkey rejected Treaty Also claimed Mosul province citing Madrid armistice when British forces only held small part of vilyat
1933 Kurds and Arabs looted Assyrian farms south of Dohuk
1987 Iraq began bombing campaign against Iran’s Tabriz oil field Iran said it would
            make Persian Gulf a killing field in retaliation
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
1990 Arab League split over Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait Did vote to demand Iraq
            withdrawal return of Sabah family to power troops to defend Saudi Arabia
1990 Saddam speech called on Arabs and Muslims to rise up against the US in jihad
(Musings On Iraq interview with Univ of Penn’s Dr Samuel Helfont on Saddam and Islam)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Compulsion In Religion, Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq)
1992 Govt curfew in Najaf to try to stop march after death of Ayatollah Khoei
2003 Report British govt said it had independent intel to support Iraq-Africa uranium
            deal after US said story weak Story was false
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Report CIA denied contradictory stories about aluminum tubes White House used
tubes in its first public relations campaign against Iraq claiming it had renewed nuke program
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2006 US cmdr in Iraq Gen Casey said more civilians killed by Shiite militias than
            insurgents in Baghdad
2008 PM Maliki turned Op Promise of Good in Diyala from huting insurgents to
confrontation with Kurds over disputed area in Khanaqin Baghdad called for Peshmerga to withdraw from Jalawla Kurds refused saying they only followed KRG
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki dispute with Kurds over Khanaqin)
2017 ISCI’s Basra Gov Nasrawi resigned over corruption charges
2017 Parliament’s integrity committee banned travel for Basra Gov Nasrawi

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