Monday, August 13, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 13

1919 War Min Churchill told PM George that keeping large British forces in
            Mesopotamia was a financial drain
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia)
1951 PM Said signed deal with Iraq Petroleum Company to split pre-tax profits
50-50 with Iraqi govt
1974 Iran and Iraq met in Turkey to negotiate border dispute
1986 US State Dept said Iraq was trying to negotiate peace but Iran-Iraq War
            continuing because of Iran
(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)
1991 Baghdad and KDP restarted talks over Kurdish autonomy
2002 Gen Franks briefed Rumsfeld on progress with Hybrid war plan
2003 US forces pulled down a Shiite banner from a building in Sadr City leading
            to protests
2003 Dep Sec State Armitage said Iraq had WMD
2003 US gave up on attempt to get UN peace keeping force for Iraq
2004 Allawi govt announced 2nd ceasefire with Mahdi Army to hold talks with Sadr
            to end 2nd Battle for Najaf Was still heavy fighting
2004 Militia kidnapped a British journalist and demanded US withdraw from Najaf
            during 2nd battle for city Sadr gained his release
2005 4 tribes fought Al Qaeda in Iraq in Ramadi in pitched battle inside city Fighting
provoked by AQI posting flyers demanindg all Shiites leave city Tribesmen posted flyers in Ramadi saying they would not allow Zarqawi to turn city into another Fallujah Said Zarqawi lost direction
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq posted flyers in Ramadi saying it would kill clercs who urged
            people to vote in up coming elections
2006 Bombing in Baghdad’s Zafaraniya set off gas explosion 58 killed 148 wounded
2006 US forces raided Health Min run by Sadrists after report of kidnapping Health
            Min went on strike to protest raid
2006 Report June health director for Diyala called for meeting at Health Min and not
seen again Mahdi Army kidnapping people at Baghdad Morgue and taking them to Health Min
2011 Obama proposed reducing stay behind force to 7000 US soldiers in Iraq after
2015 Abadi’s State of Law said he had to keep one vice president because was in
            constitution Abadi wanted to eliminate position

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