Thursday, October 6, 2022

Islamic State’s Summer Offensive Ends With A Whimper


September 2022 marked the end of the Islamic State’s annual summer offensive. It paled in comparison to previous years in the number and types of attacks the group was able to carry out.

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 6 Iraq sent forces to Syria while Iraqi jets in Egypt bombed Israeli targets in the Sinai as 1973 Arab-Israeli War began


 

1915 Sir Percy Lake new Chief of General Staff in India said UK must take Baghdad because

it would be turning point in war in East

(Musings On Iraq review When God Made Hell, The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Iraq’s Oil Revenues Drop For A Third Month In September 2022


Iraq’s oil exports have been relatively stable for the last 11 months. The main difference was the surge in prices during the spring of 2022 due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. That is now subsiding as so are Iraq’s revenues.

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 5 King Faisal accepted Anglo-Iraq Treaty that put Iraq under British hegemony for decades

(Wikipedia)

 

1915 6th Army created by Ottomans under command of German Gen von der Goltz to defend

Mesopotamia from British

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Security In Iraq Sep 22-28, 2022


Attacks by the Islamic State have fluctuated up and down during the month of September. This is a sign that the group’s summer offensive could be ending. Pro-Iran groups have not carried out any attacks since the start of September although some militia group did fire rockets and mortars at the Green Zone this week.

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 4 Saddam ordered unilateral ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War 2 wks in as invasion plans went wrong

(IranWire)

 

1920 All of Upper Euphrates modern day Anbar was under British control during 1920 Revolt

(Musings On Iraq review Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)

(Musings On Iraq review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

Monday, October 3, 2022

Protesters Mark 3 Yr Anniversary Of Movement Marred By Sadrists

(AFP)

On October 1 activists returned to the streets of Baghdad and the south to mark the three-year anniversary of the protest movement. Not as many people as planned showed up while the Sadrists tried to take over the event in the capital. Things were peaceful in most of the country but in Basra and Baghdad there were day long clashes with the police.

Islamic State’s Summer Offensive Ends With A Whimper

September 2022 marked the end of the Islamic State’s annual summer offensive. It paled in comparison to previous years in the number and typ...