Friday, November 24, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 24


1915 Battle of Ctesiphon ended with both British and Ottomans retreating
Ottomans 6,100 casualties British 4,600 casualties
1952 Soldiers opened fire on protests against Regent of Iraq killing 18 and wounding 84
1967 Iraq signed deal with France ERAP to develop North Rumaila oil field
1997 KDP declared unilateral ceasefire in KDP-PUK civil war
1998 UN Res 1210 renewed Oil for Food program for another 6 months
2000 UK Foreign Office report Arab countries no longer supported sanctions on Iraq
2003 US jailers used dogs to intimidate Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib
2003 Prison riot at Abu Ghraib
2003 UnderSecDef Feith gave his Iraq-Al Qaeda briefing to Weekly Standard that
            published it and claimed two had cooperated since 1990s
2003 Report Iran brought Hezbollah into Iraq to help it
2004 Powell told Bush not enough US troops in Iraq to secure country
2004 Report US portrayed Zarqawi and foreigners leading Battle of Fallujah but leaders
            were local Iraqis 

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