Tuesday, November 6, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 6

1914 British troops landed at Fao, Basra starting war against Ottomans in Mesopotamia
1982 Iranian Op Muharram Iran seized several border crossings Abu Shirib and Bayat oil fields in
Maysan Iraq counterattacked to try to take back oil fields but failed Rain ended Iranian offensive Iran lost 4,000 dead Iraq lost 3,000 dead 3,500 prisoners
1983 Iranian Op Wa al-Farj 4 Made 2nd major attack Seized Penjwin KDPI HQ and moved towards
Sulaymaniya Was stopped by Iraqi counterattack using mustard gas 1st use of chemical weapons in war
(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)
1990 SecState Baker convinced China to abstain on UN resolution to allow use of force against Iraq
for Kuwait invasion
1994 Iran fired SCUD missiles at Mujahadeen e-Khalq camp in Iraq
1998 Clinton admin sent letter to Congress saying US would support Kurds as long as they remained
2002 UN told that Iraq cut back on oil smuggling but still continuing in violation of UN sanctions
2002 Sec State Powell got ok from Natl Sec Adv Rice to make deal with France on UN resolution to       allow UN inspections in Iraq
2003 Congress authorized $18.4 bil for Iraq reconstruction
2003 Bush speech If democracy failed in Iraq would be win for terrorism and bad for Middle East
2003 Report Saddam offered to allow US troops to search country for WMD before invasion
2004 Fallujah police collapsed after night attack by insurgents
2005 Report Feb 2002 DIA said Al Qaeda captive Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi was misleading in statements
about Iraq-Al Qaeda cooperation Libi continued to be source of Bush admin statements about Iraq-Al Qaeda ties after it was believed he was making things up
2005 Report Italian intel SISMI appeared to be source for both US and UK claim that Iraq tried to
buy uranium from Niger/Africa SISMI got fake docs from informer Rocco Martino on alleged Iraq-Niger uranium deal and then passed intel to other countries
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2006 Rumsfeld memo to White House Iraq not working and needed change
2006 Report insurgent intimidation campaign against ISF and officials in Fallujah U.S. officers said
not enough forces to secure city
2012 Pres Barzani called on Democratic Union Party and Kurdish National Council to stop fighting
each other in Syria
2015 Friday sermon Ayatollah Sistani rep said Abadi’s reforms should not be blocked
2016 Iraqi forces freed Hamama al-Alil Ninewa
2017 Iraq Federal Court ruled no province could secede in lawsuit against Kurdish independence

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