October 19, 2007 |
Turkey might launch airstrikes or a limited ground incursion against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq but is not likely to unleash a major offensive, Iraq's foreign minister said Thursday. His statement came as thousands of Iraqi Kurds demonstrated against a possible incursion into the north, vowing to fight Turkish troops that cross the border. Turkey's parliament on Wednesday authorized the country's military to pursue Kurdish fighters from Turkey into Iraq during the next year.
February 20, 1991 |
American helicopters and jets hammered Iraqi tanks, trucks and armored personnel carriers in what one pilot described Tuesday as a "turkey shoot," and a senior U.S. military source said the month-old air campaign is inflicting "horrendous casualties" on Saddam Hussein's forces.
February 15, 1991
Turkey and Syria considered using WATER AS A WEAPON against Iraq in the war but decided against it, according to a senior Arab official in Cairo. A prewar agreement among Turkey, Iraq and Syria stipulates that Turkey must release a set amount of water into the Euphrates River below the Euphrates Dam. The official said the Syrians have made it clear that "they would suffer as much as the Iraqis if Turkey restricted the flow."
August 30, 2002 |
President Bush on Thursday skirted the intensifying debate over U.S. intentions toward Iraq, but allowed his vice president to again make the case for military action against Saddam Hussein. At a fund-raiser in Oklahoma City, Bush declared: "We should not allow the world's worst leaders to develop the world's worst weapons." But he mentioned neither Iraq nor its president by name, seeking instead to suggest that he continues to carefully weigh his options.
January 17, 2006 |
Iraqi officials Monday concluded an inquiry into allegations of widespread fraud in the Dec. 15 elections by annulling returns from fewer than 1% of the ballot boxes, and said the action was unlikely to alter the overall result. The ruling by the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq failed to placate secular and Sunni Arab parties that are set to form a minority in the 275-seat parliament.