Monday, August 28, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Aug 28


1948 Jews forbidden to work in banking or foreign currency transactions after creation of Israel
1984 Senate Foreign Relations report said US and Soviet Union both backing Iraq in Iran-Iraq War
1990 Kuwait formally annexed as 19th province of Iraq
1990 Egypt’s Pres Mubarak attempted to mediate between Iraq and Kuwait
1996 US provided info to UN that Iraq smuggling oil in violation of sanctions
2004 Iraqi insurgents kidnapped 2 French reporters Gave Paris 48 hrs to end ban on
            schoolgirls wearing headscarves
2005 Draft Iraq constitution presented to parliament but more changes made to it afterward
2007 PM Maliki headed forces to arrest Sadrists in Karbala after fire fight with Badr Brigade
2011 Suicide bombing on Um al-Qura mosque Baghdad during Ramadan killed 28
2015 Protests in Salahaddin Basra, Najaf Karbala Babil Dhi Qar Wasit Diyala Maysan for reform

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