Monday, August 27, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 27

1920 British forced to withdraw from Shatra during 1920 Revolt British were
            able to retake Baquba from tribes
(Musings On Iraq review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1933 Iraqi govt sent letter to British newspaper claiming only a few Assyrian villages had
been emptied of people Baghdad had returned all stolen goods No truth to reports villages had been burned Was propaganda effort to cover up massacre of 600 Assyrians and 60 villages having been looted and destroyed
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
1934 Ali Aiyubi became premier of Iraq, would hold office 3 times
1992 Report US funneled in counterfeit dinars into Iraq to try to undermine economy
            and Saddam
1995 PKK attacked KDP as it was blocking its operations along Turkish border PUK
            Iran and Syria gave aid to PKK
1995 KDP accused Badr and Iranian Revolutionary Guard of involvement in PKK
1996 PUK attacked KDP in Kurdistan Forced KDP out of most of its territory PUK
            backed by Iran
2002 Cheney gave speech calling Saddam a threat that needed a pre-emptive strike to
            remove him
2002 Hosni Mubarak said that Arab League opposed invasion of Iraq
2003 White House considered asking Congress for additional $3 bil for reconstruction
            in Iraq on top of previous $2.5 bil
2003 Oxfam started withdrawing from Iraq after terrorist bombings against aid groups
            by Zarqawi 4th aid group to do so
2003 ORHA oil team met with 3 Oil Min director generals Said US not in Iraq to take its
oil Picked top positions within ministry Agreed needed to up oil production and refined products
2004 Sistani returned from London to Najaf Arranged ceasefire with Sadr to end Battle of
Najaf Mahdi Army were to turn in weapons but not be arrested Didn’t give up arms
2004 Sadr said “puppet police” couldn't protect Imam Ali shrine in Najaf and
            Mahdi Army still in control of it
2006 Maliki told CNN violence was going down in Iraq no civil war but reconciliation
            MP Mutlaq said no democracy developing because of violence
2006 National reconciliation meeting ended with 700 sheikhs Talked about creating
            committees to negotiate with insurgency
2006 US Gen Thurman said Operation Together Forward II was reducing violence in
2006 Khalis Diyala 22 shot in café Judge’s home raided brother killed IED at market
killed 6 Part of sectarian fighting between militias and insurgents for control of province
2007 Mahdi Army got into gunfight with ISF run by Badr Brigade in Karbala shrine
led to more than 50 dead 280 wounded
2017 Tal Afar liberated by Iraqi forces

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