Wednesday, November 7, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 7

1914 British troops started march from the port of Fao to the city of Basra
1940 British cabinet decided to send emissary to Iraq to demand Regent remove PM Gaylani from
power for his overtures to Axis
(Musings On Iraq book review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1968 Baath National Guard fired on Communist march killing 3
1978 Iraq and Syria announced they were working to unify their two states
1980 Iranian commandos attacked Iraqi oil export terminals at Mina al-Bakr and Fao
(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)
2002 UK Embassy in US said hawks in Washington thought UN Res 1441 authorizing new weapons
inspections was a defeat
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Abizaid told Bremer US should bring back ex-Iraq officers into new
army Bremer said no
2004 2nd Battle of Fallujah started
2004 PM Allawi declared martial law for 2 months Ordered curfew in Fallujah and closed Baghdad
international airport
2006 Interior Ministry charged almost 100 police including 18 officers and a general for torturing
prisoners at east Baghdad Site 4 detention facility Held 1,431 people
2010 Turkey’s Foreign Min Davutoglu travelled to Iraq to try to help form new govt
2015 Maliki said Abadi’s reforms were unconstitutional
2015 Abadi went to Najaf to gain more support for reforms but Sistani would not meet with him

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