Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iraq

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iraq

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See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Regional Affairs, Saudi Arabia, Turkey


July 19: According to Tercuman (Istanbul), the Kurdish Workers Party (PUK) camp in Zhalah was evacuated. [7/27 FBIS]

Twenty people were killed in clashes between the Democratic Party of Kurdistan (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Beharka village near Irbil. [7/27 FBIS]

July 23: The KDP and PUK concluded talks in Paris, and reportedly reached a compromise peace settlement to be signed by KDP leader Masud Barzani and PUK leader Jalal Talabani. [7/25 FBIS]

July 25: According to al-Majd (Amman), Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, vice chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council, was under house arrest. [7/26 FBIS]

July 30: According to the Voice of the People of Kurdistan, Iranian forces shelled the village of Sanbu in the Sulaymaniyah governorate, injuring 19 people. [8/1 FBIS]

July 31: KDP and PUK forces clashed near villages in the Sulaymaniyah region in northern Iraq, killing two people and wounding seven others. [8/3 FBIS]

Aug. 3: Samal Majid Faaj, Minister of Planning, was relieved of his post and appointed Minister of State. [8/4 FBIS]

Aug. 4: Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan leader Ghafur Hamzai was killed outside his home in Baghdad. [8/5 FBIS]

Aug. 7: Between 30 and 43 people were killed and 63 wounded in clashes between the PUK and Kurdistan Islamic League (KIL) in the Qalat Dizah area near the Iranian border. [8/8 FBIS, 8/9 FBIS]

Aug. 8: Two Mojahedin-e Khalq (MKO) members were It killed by Iraqi forces in Baghdad. [8/9 FBIS]

Aug. 13: Gunmen shot to death one member of the UN Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission and wounded two others on the Safwan-Baghdad highway in the Iraqi demilitarized zone, the first killing since the deployment of the force in 1991. [8/14 WP, 8/15 FBIS]

Aug. 18: Fifteen people were killed in clashes between the PUK and forces of the KDP and KIL in Qalat Dizah, twenty miles from the Iran-Iraq border. [8/19 FBIS]

Aug. 20: President Saddam Hussein banned the sale of alcohol in hotels, bars, and restaurants, allowing it only in homes or sold by non-Muslims in stores at least 200 yards from a mosque. [8/21 NYT]

Aug. 22: Government forces reportedly bombed the city of Chamchamal, killing one person and wounding four others. [8/24 FBIS]

A car bomb exploded in Baghdad, killing a child and wounding thirteen people. [8/23 NYT]

Aug. 24: Iraq arrested hundreds of currency dealers in Baghdad, Basra, and Mosul to protect the falling dinar. They faced amputation of a hand if convicted. [8/25 WSJ]

Aug. 26: PUK leader Jalal Talabani escaped a car-bomb attack in Irbil, northern Iraq, that killed one person. [8/29 FBIS]

Aug. 28: Zamman Abdal-Razzaq was the target of an attack on his house in al-Nasiriyab that killed one person. Al-Razzaq was unhurt. [8/29 FBIS]

Aug. 29: A previously unknown group, Muslim Iraqi Vanguards for National Salvation Organization, claimed responsibility for the 22 August bombing in Baghdad. [8/30 FBIS]

The Kurdistan parliament of Iraq held an emergency meeting, attended by PUK leader Jalal Talabani and KDP leader Masud Barzani. [8/30 FBIS]

Sept. 7: A CIA report stated that Saddam Hussein's draining of the southern marshlands had created an environmental disaster and destroyed a safe zone for Shi'i rebels. [9/8 WSJ]

Sept. 8: Two Iraqi officers were killed and twelve wounded in an explosion at an intelligence service training exercise in Baghdad. [9/26 FBIS]

The US Air Force charged Randy W. May, the F-15 pilot who accidentally shot down two US helicopters on 14 April over northern Iraq, with 26 counts of negligent homicide and two counts of dereliction of duty. He faced dismissal and a maximum prison term of 26 years. Five crew members of an AWAC radar plane were also charged with dereliction of duty. [9/9 NYT]

Sept. …

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