Thursday, September 28, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Sep 28


1915 British defeated Ottomans at Battle of Es Sinn driving them back to Kut,
            Wasit
1917 2nd Battle of Ramadi started between Ottomans and British
1980 Saddam offered ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War if Iran accepted Iraq’s gains
1980 Saddam said he wanted Iran to recognize its territory water rights non-aggression
            and non-interference in internal affairs
1980 Tehran rejected Iraq’s ceasefire proposal
1980 Saddam wanted to seize territory in western Iran in quick war and then thought
            it would be over
1980 1st time UN Security Council discussed Iran-Iraq War Iraq’s UN amb blamed Iran
            for war saying it violated treaties and attacked Iraqi territory
1980 UN Resolution 479 called for cease-fire in Iran-Iraq War Rejected by Iran
1980 Muslim countries’ committee visited Baghdad to try to mediate Iran-Iraq War
1980 Soviet Tass news agency criticized Iraq invading Iran as undermining
            national liberation movements in Middle East
2003 Rice and Powell said that US had lots of new intel on Iraq’s WMD since 1998
            when inspectors left in response to criticism
2003 Rice said were always questions about Iraq’s nuke program but no question it
            had WMD
2003 Report DIA review found defectors provided by INC invented & exaggerated
            info about Iraq’s WMD
2004 Blair said intelligence on Iraq’s WMD was wrong but getting rid of Saddam
            was right
2004 Report Jan 03 Natl Intel Council issued 2 reports saying US invasion of Iraq
            would increase support for Islamism Could lead to insurgency
2008 SIIC Governor of Dhi Qar came out against establishing Tribal Support Councils
            there because seen as tools of Maliki

View the Iraq History Timeline

1 comment:

Ibrahim Umar said...

Wow! I wasn't aware. Thanks for sharing