Thursday, December 6, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 6

1914 British forces attacked Qurna 2nd time and forced Turks to surrender Took 1,000
1981 Iran freed Bostan strategic transportation center for southern Iran and forced an Iraqi retreat
Iraq lost 1500 dead 400 captured Iran lost 2500 dead 5000 wounded
(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 Iraq began issuing passports for Iranians to visit Shiites shrines in Iraq
1990 Iraq announced it would release foreign nationals it held since Kuwait invasion
2001 Letter to Wash Post by Senators McCain Lieberman and others said that Iraq had to be
2002 White House accused Iraq of hiding WMDs from UN inspectors
2002 Official US troop buildup for Iraq invasion began Wasn’t made public until Feb 03
2003 Bremer’s convoy attacked on Route Irish to Baghdad airport
2003 Rumsfeld told Bremer Rice was trying to take over political file on Iraq Didn’t agree but was
ceding role to her
2005 KDP followers attacked four offices of Kurdistan Islamic Union in Dohuk province Killed 2
wounded dozens for party withdrawing from Kurdish list KDP Dohuk govenror claimed Islamic Union’s ideology led to attacks and he couldn’t stop them Beforehand Islamic Union called KDP admin in Dohuk corrupt and said election       would be struggle between Muslims and nonbelievers Beforehand KDP attacked Islamic Union for helping Arabs against Kurds
2006 Iraq Study Group report issued Said Iraqis needed to eventually take over security Needed to
increases quantity and quality of Iraqi units Said US needed to increase its aid to Iraqi forces and move away from combat Called for all US combat brigades to be out of Iraq by start of 2008 Said US special forces should focus upon taking down Al Qaeda in Iraq Said US couldn’t have open ended commitment to Iraq Baghdad needed to set reconciliation goals and if not met US would cut aid
2006 Iraq Study Group found U.S. military underreporting violence Standards were used to keep
incidents down Example IEDs not against U.S. were not counted One day in July 05 U.S. officially reported 93 incidents Iraq Study Group found there were actually 1,100 incidents that day
2006 Report Neoconservatives launched media campaign to discredit Iraq Study Group and
            support troop surge instead
2012 US mediated withdrawal of federal and Kurdish forces from Tuz Kharmato and creation of
local security forces along disputed areas US-Baghdad-Irbil agreement on security forces in disputed areas only partially implemented

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