Wednesday, October 20, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 20


1980 US said Iraq invasion of Iran threatened security in Gulf and land should not be seized

by force

1983 Iranian Op Wa al-Fajr 4 seized 15 villages in Kurdistan

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

1984 Iraq held elections to prove legitimacy of Saddam during Iran-Iraq War Was 40% quota for Shiite


(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 review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1991 Report Saddam was arming PKK to fight Turkey

1991 Iraqi govt forces withdrew from Dohuk Irbil and Sulaymaniya Imposed economic boycott on provinces

2000 UK Foreign Office said wanted to offer end of sanctions to return inspectors but didn’t think US

would agree

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 1.2 UK Iraq strategy September 2000 To September 2001)

2002 Czech Intel told US no evidence 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraq intelligence in Prague

2004 Report Jan 03 Natl Intel Council warned building democracy in Iraq would be long difficult and

turbulent Council warned that overthrowing Saddam could lead to ethnosectarian rivalries and power grabs in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Dysfunctional Democracy)

2004 Transparency International ranked Iraq one of most corrupt countries in world

(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen on corruption in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)

2005 One of Saddam’s lawyers kidnapped and killed

2006 Mahdi Army Badr and officials from PM Maliki’s office worked out ceasefire to end fighting in

Amara 10 police 15 militiamen killed 160 wounded

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2007 US Special Forces raid into Sadri City looking to arrest Mahdi Army cmdr under Abu Dura turned

into large gun battle

2008 7 members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard had been arrested in Iraq over last two days in

            Wasit and Diyala ISF got into gun battle with them in Wasit killing 1

(Musings On Iraq Iranians And Special Groups Forces Returning To Iraq)

2008 Georgia and Kazakhstan withdrew its last troops from Iraq Both had deployed troops in 2003

2010 KRG Natural Resource Min Hawrami said Kurds were ready to send 60 bil cubic meters of

natural gas to Turkey

2015 Baiji town finally cleared of IS

2016 PM Abadi announced govt would not allow human rights violations during Mosul campaign

and investigative committee created to look into any

2017 Fighting broke out between Iraqi forces and Peshmerga in Altun Kupri Kirkuk as Kurds

worried federal forces were going to march on Irbil after independence referendum

(Musings On Iraq Kurds Fall Back to 2014 Borders)

(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

2018 Official results of KRG election announced KDP won 45 seats PUK 21 seats Change 12 New

Generation 8 Kurdistan Islamic Group 7 Towards Reform 5

(Musings On Iraq Official Results Announced for Iraq’s Kurdistan, Big Win For KDP)

2018 Oil Ministry reversed its order to transfer 9 state oil companies to new Iraq National Oil Company

after PM Designate Mahdi warned against it

(Musings On Iraq Oil Minister Reverses Transfer Of 9 Companies To National Oil Company He Will Head)

2019 Sadr told his followers to re-start protests and take part in national demonstrations

planned for Oct 25

(Musings On Iraq Sadr Joins Protests While Govt Continues With Promises And Crackdown)

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