Thursday, August 31, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Aug 31


1986 Iran started Op Karbala 2 attacking Kurdistan
1996 30,000 Republican Guards began attack upon PUK Captured Irbil city to back
KDP
1996 PUK gave orders to flee to hills to escape Iraqi attack upon Irbil
1996 INC camp in Qushtapa, Irbil captured by Iraqi forces 96 INC members killed
1996 Clinton said he was concerned about Iraqi attack on Irbil but US not ready to
            respond
1996 Def Sec Perry said US should not get involved in Kurdish civil war
2003 Commander of Guantanamo Bay prison Gen Miller flew to Iraq to advise on
interrogation techniques
2003 Pentagon Defense Policy Board’s Perle US should have organized Iraqi opposition to
            take over govt after invasion
2004 CIA report Sistani and Sadr’s standing increased by Battle of Najaf Allawi’s
            hurt
2005 Rumor of suicide bomber led to stampede of Shiite pilgrims on Tigris
            Bridge in Baghdad leading to over 1,000 dead and wounded
2006 Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey said Baghdad security progressing US forces clearing
            areas but Iraqis not holding them
2006 Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey said Iraqi forces could take over security in country in
            12-18 months
2006 Maliki told Iraq Survey Group security problems caused by Baathists and Al
            Qaeda
2006 Maliki told Iraq Survey Group problem with Iraqi police too many former
            regime members in it
2010 US officially ended combat operations in Iraq
2015 Protest in front of Judicial Council building in Baghdad demanding Chief
            Justice Medhat be dismissed


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