Saturday, February 29, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 29


1984 Iran reached outskirts of Qurna Basra Sent in all its reserves to hold captured area in Basra
Iraq counterattacked using chemical weapons
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1987 Iranian night attack captured areas east of Basra city Destroyed 4 Iraqi brigades and 45 tanks
1988 Iraq fired new Hussein missiles at Tehran Started 52 days straight of 3-4 Hussein missiles
hitting Tehran each day Iraq started night bombing missions on Tehran Qom Shiraz Esfahan Iran would bomb Baghdad in retaliation
(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)
2004 Curfew in Kirkuk city after fighting between Kurds and Turkmen
2008 Chaldean Archbishop of Iraq Raho kidnapped and later found dead
2008 Report Turkey said it would build 11 security bases along Iraq-Turkey border to prevent PKK
presence there
2016 Sadrists and Supreme Council complained that PM Abadi not consulting with them over his
reforms
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Cambridge’s Michael Clark on Sadr, protests and PM Abadi’s reforms)

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