Monday, June 11, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 11


1925 Head of League of Nations Mosul Commission called King Faisal a
            “poor creature”
1925 British intel report Iraqi govt picked MPs privately Political parties had no power
            and no programs
1984 2nd time UN got Iran and Iraq to agree to not attack each others cities Didn’t last
1991 Iranian Amb to UN warned that Iraqi army ready to launch op against displaced in
            southern Iraq hiding after 91 uprising
2002 Rumsfeld said Iraq had chemical weapons and an active nuclear program
2003 Undersecretary of state told Cheney chief of staff Libby that Fmr Amb Wilson’s
            wife worked for CIA Would later leak her identity
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Cheney chief of staff talked with CIA official who told him Fmr Amb Wilson’s
            wife was a CIA agent
2007 Report Gen Petraeus and staff decided to spread Awakening model to Baghdad
            Diyala Babil Salahaddin
2007 130 sheikhs in Salahaddin agreed to set up sahwa unit
2007 US in talks with 1920 Revolution Brigades to fight ISI in Anbar and Diyala
2007 Speaker Mashadani voted out of office by Iraqi parliament
2008 Report foreign fighters coming to Iraq down to single digits per month
2009 Maliki said Asaib Ahl Al-Haq head Khazali was a problem for the U.S. not his
            govt
2011 Protest organizers held press conference complaining about pro-Dawa tribesmen
            beating them in Baghdad day before
2012 After Pres Talabani rejected no confidence vote Barzani and Iraqiya said they
            would still push issue
2012 Pres Talabani’s office announced it was holding talks with PKK to work out a
            ceasefire with Turkey
2013 Sadrist rally in Kadhimiya Baghdad led to shootouts with Asaib Ahl Al-Haq in
            northern and eastern Baghdad
2014 ISIS executed 17 police at Mosul airport 12 ISF killed in Dawasa, Ninewa after
            Mosul seized
2014 ISIS kidnapped staff of Turkish consulate in Mosul
2014 Salahaddin provincial police chief went to Camp Speicher demanding army
            help vs ISIS Turned down
2014 ISIS seized Tikrit without a fight 30 police executed Burned provincial council
            building and 4 police stations in city
2014 ISIS executed 10 ISF in Riyad, Kirkuk Burned all the police stations in Zab
2014 ISIS took Baiji burned down police station Also took Dour district
2014 Separate reports that Tikrit and Baiji had been freed by ISF proved false
2014 ISIS attack upon Samarra turned back by ISF
2014 ISIS spokesman Adnani said that group was going to attack Baghdad and
            overthrow government
2014 US said it was sending Hellfire missiles light and medium weapons to aid Iraq
2014 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq said that it would defend Iraq and holy shrines
2014 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq accused of kidnapping 53 Sunni men in Hillah Babil and
            executing them
2014 Ammar Hakim said he was calling for volunteers to fight insurgency
2014 Sadr called for his Saraya al-Salam militia to protect Iraq’s shrines from
insurgents
2014 Militiamen took 137 men from Latifiya market south Baghdad 30 later found
            dead
2014 150 man Iranian Revolutionary Guard unit sent into Iraq to assist govt against
            insurgents
2014 UNAMI warned that it didn't have funds to deal with displacement crisis caused
            by insurgency
2015 Video showed US Special Forces taking part in firefight supporting Peshmerga in
            northern Iraq vs IS
2015 Mutahidun MP complained parts of Diyala had been cleared of Sunnis and
            not allowed to return for political reasons
2016 Anbar governor investigation found Hashd killed 49 men from Saqlawiya and
            Sjar and 643 others detained not seen again

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