Wednesday, August 28, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 28


1948 Jews forbidden to work in banking or foreign currency transactions after creation of Israel
1984 Senate Foreign Relations report said US and Soviet Union both backing Iraq in Iran-Iraq War
(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 Kuwait formally annexed as 19th province of Iraq
1990 Egypt’s Pres Mubarak attempted to mediate between Iraq and Kuwait
1990 Saddam allowed western women and children hostages captured during Kuwait invasion to go home
1996 US provided info to UN that Iraq smuggling oil in violation of sanctions
1996 PUK and KDP restarted US brokered peace talks to try to end civil war
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2002 Def Policy Board’s Ken Adelman WallStJournal OpEd Said Saddam worse threat than Al Qaeda
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2004 Iraqi insurgents kidnapped 2 French reporters Gave Paris 48 hrs to end ban on schoolgirls wearing
headscarves
2005 Draft Iraq constitution presented to parliament but more changes made to it afterward
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2006 Dep PM Salah said Iraqi parties agreed on oil revenue sharing with money being distributed to
provinces based upon population and needs Still no agreement over signing oil contracts or making major decisions Oil law never passed
2006 ISF raid in Diwaniya led to major gun battle with Mahdi Army and other militias Captured Iraqi
soldiers were executed in a public square More than 40 killed and 90 wounded US military said Diwaniya battle was a major victory for the ISF but was actually ended by political deal with Sadr
2006 Report around 100 Iraqi soldiers from 10th Division in Maysan refused to deploy to Baghdad for
Operation Together Forward II Not 1st time ISF units had refused to leave their home base
2007 After confrontation and arrests between Badr run plice and Sadrists day before mahdi Army attacked
            police in Karbala 50 killed 200 wounded Fighting spread to 5 Baghdad neighborhoods and Diwaniya
2007 PM Maliki headed forces to arrest Sadrists in Karbala after fire fight with Badr Brigade
2008 In dispute with PM Maliki over disputed area of Khanaqin Diyala Peshmerga Minister said his forces
were better than the ISF who couldn’t challenge them
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki dispute with Kurds over disputed areas)
2011 Suicide bombing on Um al-Qura mosque Baghdad during Ramadan killed 28
2011 Iraq’s cabinet submitted draft of new oil law Never passed
2015 Protests in Salahaddin Basra, Najaf Karbala Babil Dhi Qar Wasit Diyala Maysan for reform
2017 Court upheld dismissal of Anbar Gov Rawi on corruption after escaping charges 2 other times

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