Thursday, October 24, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 24

1978 Pres Assad visited Baghdad 1st time to talk about unifying Iraq and Syria Issued
unification declaration
1980 Iraq took city center in Khorramshahr and declared it taken Fighting continued for four more
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1984 US Info Service reopened office in Baghdad Closed since 1958 in first step to reestablish formal
relations between US and Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
1986 Iraq-Saudi pipeline opened
1997 KDP launched offensive against PUK ending last ceasefire in civil war
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2002 Pentagon’s Policy Counterterrorism Group briefed Rumsfeld on Iraq-Al Qaeda ties
2002 Rumsfeld told press Policy Counterterrorism Group was not an intel unit
2002 Intel officials complained to press that Pentagon politicizing intel on Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy)
2003 US secured $13 bil in aid and loans from allies for Iraq at Madrid conference
2003 Maysan police chief assassinated by a local political faction
2005 Palestine Hotel and Sheraton Ishtar Hotel in Baghdad hit by truck bombs
2006 US Cmdr Gen Casey and Amb Khalilzad announced new timetable for US goals in Iraq Said
ISF should take over security in 12-18 months Govt had to demobilize and integrate Shiite militias, Draft bill to divide oil revenues End deBaathification Hold provincial elections Revise constitute Set no date for when goals had to be achieved or any consequences for not meeting them
2006 SCIRI head Hakim gave sermon in Baghdad calling for 8-9 province federal region in south
Said would not mean partitioning of Iraq Condemned a strong central govt Said southern region supported by history when south was Basra province in Ottoman era
(Musings On Iraq history of Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)
2006 US forces cordoned off Sadr City after US soldier went missing there Violence dropped 50% in
            district as a result
2007 Fighting broke out between Mahdi Army and Badr in Karbala despite Sadr’s freeze on his militia
and peace deal between Sadr and Hakim signed Oct 6 City was shut off to try to keep militias out Each accused the other of being an Iranian tool
2008 2 Iranian agents intercepted attempting to infiltrate into Wasit One killed one arrested Were
allegedly planning military operations in Iraq 2nd such incident in Oct
(Musings On Iraq article on Iranian infiltration into Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2014 Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr finally cleared after a dozen attempts All civilians forced out of city and
not allowed to return Turned into Hashd base
2017 2 clashes between ISF and Hashd vs Peshmerga in Fishkhabur Dohuk Kurds afraid Baghdad was
attempting to seize its pipeline to Turkey after independence referendum
(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Ups Ante Attempting To Seize Control Of Kurds’ Oil Pipeline)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
2018 Parliament voted on 14 of PM Abdul Mahdi’s 22 candidates for cabinet

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