Tuesday, January 1, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 1

1960 Gen Qasim issued new law of association promising parties would be legalized and more
political freedom Banned any student organizing and activism on campuses to control student protests
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1982 Peshmerga bombed Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline
1984 Report US told Persian Gulf allies that it supported Iraq in Iran-Iraq War
1988 Iran Launched Bait al-Moqaddas 2 in Mawet Kurdistan
(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)
1995 Civil war between PUK and KDP killed more than 500 especially over control of Irbil
(Musings On Iraq book review The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1997 US and UK launched Operation Northern Watch to maintain no fly zone over northern Iraq
after France withdrew
1999 French paper claimed in 1998 bin Laden talked about safe haven in Iraq
2001 Break-in at Niger embassy in Rome to provide cover for how Italian intel broker Martino got
fake Iraq-Niger uranium papers
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2009 US military handed over control of Green Zone to Iraqi govt
2009 British transferred control of Basra Airport to Iraqi forces
2014 ISI fighters moved into Ramadi and looted police stations Reports police in Fallujah deserted
and joined insurgents Fighting spread to Garma
(Musings On Iraq article on aftermath of shutting down Anbar protest sites)
2014 Sheikh Abu Risha called on Anbar to fight ISI
2014 ISI began pushing families out of Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil 

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