Monday, August 20, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 20


1974 Iraq deployed 84,000 troops and 20,000 Kurdish militia to fight KDP
1987 Dawa set off car bomb in Baghdad killing 20
1988 Ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War announced 350 UN peacekeepers deployed along
            border
(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 NSD 45 signed saying U.S. would get withdrawal of Iraq from Kuwait restore
            Kuwaiti govt restore security of Gulf protect U.S. citizens in Kuwait and Iraq
1991 Barzani left Baghdad effectively ending autonomy balks with Baghdad
1995 Iraq admitted to UN inspectors that its crash program to build a nuclear bomb
            failed
1996 PUK attacked KDP positions in Sulaymaniya with Iranian artillery and helicopter
            support
1997 Iraq agreed to allow Iranian pilgrims to go to Najaf and Karbala as way to get
            around UN sanctions
2002 Rumsfeld said Al Qaeda operatives were in Iraq and that US needed to launch
            pre-emptive strike because couldn't wait for Iraq to get stronger
2002 UnderSecDef Feith’s intel group met with CIA to discuss Iraq-Al Qaeda ties
Complained CIA didn’t believe Iraq involved in 9/11 Brought up story that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel in Prague in 2001
2003 Bush at NSC meeting said US had to re-evaluate enemy in Iraq after Zarqawi
            bombed UN in Baghdad
2003 UN said bombing of its Baghdad offices wouldnt stop reconstruction of Iraq
            UN would withdraw most of its staff
2004 PM Allawi called for Sadr to give up Imam Ali shrine in Najaf or face US-Iraq
            assault
2005 Report Islamic Party talked with insurgents to try to ensure large turnout in
            constitutional referendum
2005 Report Shiite parties took over police in Basra Carried out assassinations of
ex-Baathists Sunni leaders and rival Shiites
2005 Report Peshmerga ran 5 prisons and carrying out mass arrests of Sunnis Turkmen and
            minorities in Mosul
2007 ISCI governor of Muthanna assassinated by Sadrists Sadr-Hakim rivalry
2011 On ISI’s 5th anniv released video with message that it was going to Syria
2012 US warned that oil companies signing deals with Kurds without Baghdad’s
            approval were taking risks
2015 Pres Barzani’s term expired but he refused to leave office
2017 Operation to free Tal Afar began

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