Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Today in
Middle East History

1981 - Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroyed Iraq’s only nuclear reactor.

2006 - In Hibhib, Iraq, a U.S. airstrike killed al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. It was announced the next day that the $25 million reward for al-Zarqawi would be paid as promised.

Middle East Quote

"The global importance of the Middle East is that it keeps the Far East and the Near East from encroaching on each other."
- Dan Quayle