Monday, November 5, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 5

1914 England and France declared war on Ottoman Empire Would lead Mesopotamia into
1914 British Gen Delamain head of Indian Expeditionary Force told to protect oil infrastructure and
only take Basra if Ottomans joined WWI
1917 Battle of Tikrit between British and Ottoman forces
1956 Encouraged by Egypt and Syria along with Communists and opposition parties protests strikes
and riots broke out in Baghdad Mosul Najaf over Suez crisis
1958 Arif arrested on charges of attempting to assassinate Gen Qasim in coup
1968 Baath militia fired on Communist strikers at factory outside Baghdad killing 2
1978 Arab League condemned Camp David peace agreement between Egypt and Israel at Baghdad
1981 Iraq offered Muharram ceasefire Iran rejected it
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1997 Iraq blocked US weapons inspectors into facilities in last two days
1998 UN Resolution 1205 condemned Iraq suspending work with weapons inspectors
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2000 Syria announced it would re-open pipeline with Iraq once sanctions ended Sign of improved
relations between two
2001 Time magazine OpEd said U.S. should go to war with Iraq because connected to 9/11
2001 State Dept intel agency said looked like Iraq renewed production of chemical weapons
2003 CPA meeting US military said unhappy with deBaathification because driving Iraqis away from
US and free market reforms that were laying off Iraqis that could be recruited into insurgency
2005 US-Iraqi Op Steel Curtain started to clear Qaim Started in Karabila that was cleared in Oct 05
but insurgents moved back in right afterward
2006 Saddam convicted on charges of killing 148 people in Dujail 1982 and sentenced to death
2015 Maliki said people shouldn’t support Abadi’s reforms anymore

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