Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iraq

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iraq

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See also, Central Asian and Transcaucasia, Petroleum Affairs, Regional Affairs, Iran 1997

Jan. 16: Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) radio reported that the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the PUK had agreed to allow refugees to return to their homes, withdraw from disputed areas and turn the disputed areas over to a monitoring force. [1/21 FBIS]

Jan. 23: Opposition sources in Syria reported that the 12 January shooting of `Uday Husayn, President Saddam Husayn's son, had resulted in the arrest of 600 people, including 12 senior military officials. [1/24 NYT]

Feb. 1: The Iraqi National Accord (INA), an opposition group, reported that President Husayn's first wife, Sajida, and two daughters were under house arrest. The two daughters are the widows of Husayn Kamil Hasan and Saddam Kamil Hasan, who were killed in February 1996. [2/4 FBIS]

Feb. 3: The Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) reported that the government had executed two brigadier generals, two colonels, a lieutenant colonel, and a captain in connection with a failed coup attempt. [2/4 FT]

Feb. 5: It was reported that UN weapons inspectors had discovered new evidence that Iraq was continuing to develop long-range missiles. [2/5 WP]

Feb. 10: PUK radio reported that the PUK had released 18 KDP members held since 8 February. [2/12 FBIS]

Feb. 12: Opposition radio reported that residents of al-Quray`at district of Baghdad clashed with security forces on 4 February. Three security officers and 11 residents died in the clash. [2/14 FBIS]

Feb. 23: KDP radio reported that Irbil mayor Fransu Hariri had escaped an assassination attempt in Irbil in which seven people had been wounded. …

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