Thursday, August 23, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 23

1922 King Faisal struck by appendicitis with no PM or govt UK High
Commissioner Cox ruled until king returned Cox deported and exiled opposition leaders banned opposition parties and papers Silenced opposition and Shiite leaders
1924 American Consul in Iraq said King Faisal had no popular support and many were
            openly opposed to him
1952 Communist led strike at Basra port over pay Broken up by police Started year of
            protests called the Intifada
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1962 Govt census in Jazeera listed 120,000 Kurds as aliens during Kurdish revolt
1988 UN said that Iraq used poison gas in attack on Oshnaviyeh Iran on Aug 2 that
            wounded around 2,600 civilians 7th time UN documented use of WMD by Iraq
(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 Saddam appeared on state TV with western hostages in Iraq Told them they were
            being held to prevent war
1996 Barzani said KDP stopped PUK offensive captured or killed 400 PUK Peshmerga
2003 CPA created Dep of Border Enforcement but gave it little money to control Iraq’s
2003 Turkmen protested in Kirkuk city over Turkmen being killed Turned violent 3
            killed 15-20 wounded
2005 US embassy report said Gen Casey’s plan for handing off security to Iraq had no
            chance of succeeding and argued for counterinsurgency to defeat insurgency
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2005 Sunni members of constitutional committee said they rejected draft Said
            committee didn’t create consensus on draft
2005 Members of Allawi’s Iraqi National Accord also voiced concerns over draft
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2008 Report 2 Mahdi Army men said Hezbollah training the militia in Lebanon
(Musings On Iraq article on Iranian and Hezbollah training of Iraqi militias)
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2015 Police opened fire on demonstrations in Babil wounding 4

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