Monday, May 28, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - May 28


1941 British forces captured Khan Nuqta fort on march from Fallujah to
            Baghdad
1941 British troops moved from Basra to Baghdad take Ur
1941 British forces attacked Abu Ghraib canal but turned back by Iraqis
1941 British intel spread rumor to Iraqi military that 100 tanks heading to Baghdad
            Led PM Gaylani to flee
1941 3rd shipment of German military supplies arrived in Mosul Never used
1941 Iraq Chiefs of Staff decided to withdraw to Kirkuk to avoid British attack on
            Baghdad PM Gayalni joined them
1968 Communist uprising began in southern Marshes
1981 Dawa blew up an ammo and fuel dump at Baghdad Airport
1990 Arab summit in Baghdad Saddam spoke about freeing the Palestinians
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s motivation for threatening Israel before the Kuwait invasion)
1990 Arab summit Saddam accused Kuwait of breaking OPEC quotas driving down
oil prices costing Iraq $14 bil called Kuwait’s oil policy an act of war against Iraq
1990 At Arab summit Saddam personally warned Sheikh Sabah he was being
manipulated in US conspiracy against Iraq Demanded $27 bil in compensation from Kuwait
1990 Arab summit backed Iraq’s right to protect itself from any Israeli
            attack
1990 PLO chief Arafat said Saddam was bringing new leadership to pan-Arab
            cause
2003 Blair said he still believed Iraq had WMD
2003 DepDef Sec Wolfowitz said threat of Iraq came from its WMD and links to
terrorists Said no one expected finding Iraq’s WMD would be easy because so good at hiding them
2003 CIA-DIA report said that 2 trailers found during invasion were mobile WMD labs
            Denied Iraqi claims trailers were for weather balloons
2003 CIA held conference call with reporters to brief them on WMD mobile labs report
2003 DIA inspection team in Iraq sent memo to Washington 2 trailers not mobile
            WMD labs
2004 Iraqi Governing Council agreed upon Iyad Allawi as head of interim govt
2007 Report on US-Iran meeting US demanded Tehran stop supporting militias
2008 Sadr called for weekly protests against security agreement with US
2008 Fmr White House press sec McClellan’s book said White House shaped war
            debate so force only option vs Iraq Said that Iraq war was not necessary
2009 Protest in Tal Afar to make it independent of Ninewa Complained about
            Gov Nujafi and neglect
2009 Report Asaib Ahl Al-Haq demanded release of its members from jail and to run
            in elections in return for releasing 5 Brits it kidnapped
2009 Maliki said he gave up with outreach to Saudis Said futile and made Iraq look
            weak
2009 Last British troops withdrew from Iraq
2011 Protests and clashes in Ramadi after raid killed police chief ISF said he was
            linked to ISI Residents complained about army raids
2011 ISF raided protest organization HQ in Baghdad arresting 11 activists
2011 Report Maliki turning to Asaib Ahl Al-Haq to counter Sadrists in Baghdad and
            southern Iraq
2012 KRG PM Barzani compared Maliki to Saddam claiming Kurds were being
            expelled from Diyala and Kirkuk
2012 Meeting in Irbil with Speaker Nujafi Allawi Sadr spokesman and Kurds over
            no confidence vote against Maliki
2013 Security ops against ISI in Anbar Ninewa Diyala Salahaddin Babil Baghdad
2014 ISIS killed 8 Naqshibandi fighters in Baiji
2014 Peshmerga Min punished Peshmerga who protested not getting paid in
            Sulaymaniya
2014 Iraqi intelligence received report on neighborhoods in Mosul ISIS would attack
            in June
2015 New U.N. resolution to try to crackdown on IS smuggling of antiquities from Iraq
            and Syria
2015 Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander killed near Ramadi
2015 Reinforcements arrived to try to take back Ramadi Wouldn’t happen until Feb
2016
2016 PM Abadi approved parliament’s dismissal of Ninewa Gov Nujafi
2017 Attack on final section of Mosul under IS control began

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