Wars, conflicts and strategy on 17 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 17 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 17, 2019

763: Shi Chaoyi’s head is delivered to Chang’an ending the An Shi Rebellion of which he was the last leader and committed suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Shi%20Chaoyi

1843: Engagement between a British force of about 2,800 troops under Sir Charles Napier and a host of more than 20,000 followers of the amirs (chiefs) of Sindh ending in a British victory and the annexation of most of Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Miani

1859: French Admiral Rigault de Genouilly takes the city of Saigon, starting the conquest of Cochinchina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Saigon

1897: In Philippine, first Battle of Zapote Bridge won on the Spanish
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/938/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1897-the-battle-of-zapote-bridge-took-place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zapote_Bridge_(1897)

1944: By the Operation Haistone, the US destroy the main Japanese logistical base in central Pacific of Truk in the Caroline Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hailstone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHV6awrQ0E

1944: Beginning of the six-day Battle of Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troops-land-on-eniwetok-atoll
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcE1urSgUE

1972: President Nixon leaves the USA to Hawaii from where he will go to China

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEOv_JTshCw


 

2002: The Nepali communist guerilla launches its largest scale offensive since  the beginning of the insurrection in 1996. 137 are killed

2009: The long-awaited UN-backed trial of former Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia Kaing Guek Eav – better known as Duch opens at a Phnom Penh court, 30 years after the murderous regime fell. He was head of a notorious prison camp and is accused of presiding over the murder and torture of at least 15,000 inmates
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7893138.stm

2014: The United Nations’ human rights chief calls for an international war crimes investigation into alleged atrocities carried out in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to reports
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/10644023/UN-calls-for-Sri-Lankan-war-crimes-inquiry.html

2015: Myanmar declares a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/myanmar-declares-state-emergency-war-torn-region-150217124515270.html



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