Sunday, August 18, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 18

1933 Iraqi army held victory parade and given award by Prince Ghazi for massacring Assyrians in
north Total 60 villages looted and destroyed Around 600 killed
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1982 Iraq fired 27 SCUD missiles at Kharg Island Iran’s major oil port with little to no effect
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper 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 Saddam said foreign workers and visitors could not leave Iraq after Kuwait invasion
1990 UN Resolution 664 demanded Iraq release foreign nationals it held
2003 Bremer told Rumsfeld gave order not to arrest Sadr to try to avoid further violence
2003 General Robert Fry Deputy Chief of UK Defense Staff said that Iraqis had grown tired of Coalition
Said Shiite leaders warned that people could start turning on Coalition Said rebuilding ISF political development and providing services in southern Iraq was stalled
2004 Iraq Survey Group head Kay testified to Congress Blamed Rice and NSC for not checking WMD intel
before war
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2005 Police report listed 18 Sunnis arrested in Baghdad 6 weeks later their bodies found along Iranian
border Showed torture
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)
2005 Anbar governor and other Sunni leaders fired upon in Ramadi during meeting over constitutional
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar Governor Alwani)
2006 Report 2 Iraqi army divisions in Anbar short 5,000 troops Soldiers not getting paid Defense Min could
not supply them
2009 ISI set off 3 car bombs in Baghdad hitting Finance and Foreign Ministries and Rashid Hotel killing
101 and wounding 565 PM Maliki blamed Baathists and Syria for Baghdad bombings even though it was ISI
(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Can’t Get Its Story Straight On Aug 18 Bombings)
2015 IS second in command Abu Muslim al-Turkmani killed by US drone strike in Mosul
2017 Kirkuk Gov Karim rejected court order to remove Kurdish flag from government buildings in province

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