Friday, June 15, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 15


1920 War Min Churchill wrote UK Cabinet that he was ready to give up Mosul
            province to save costs
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia/Iraq)
1947 Mustafa Barzani revolt against govt put down and he fled to Soviet Union
1957 PM Nuri al-Said made cover of Time magazine
1966 KDP defeated govt forces near Hendrin
1966 PM Bazzaz made national speech saying Baghdad ready to recognize Kurdish
            nationalism and rights
1968 Amid growing anti-Arif govt activity PM Yahya resigned but was asked to stay
            on
1994 Fighting broke out between PUK and KDP in Sulaymaniya during funeral
            leaving 12 dead more than 40 wounded
2003 Sadrist march in Basra against British occupation
2003 US scheduled elections for Najaf cancelled because worried Sadrists might win
2003 Report British looked at captured Iraq trailers and found not mobile WMD labs
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2003 Gen Sanchez became commander of Coalition forces in Iraq
2003 Sr British official said that the CPA was chaotic
2003 US started Op Desert Scorpion to hunt down insurgents from Baghdad to Kirkuk
2004 Bush said Zarqawi was best evidence that Saddam had connections to Al Qaeda
2004 Powell said White House stuck with claims of Iraq-Al Qaeda connections
2005 Report US recorded Peshmerga arresting hundreds of Arabs and Turkmen in
            Kirkuk and putting them in KRG prisons
2006 Marine report murder of Iraqi civilians was covered up by unit and commanders
            didn’t show any interest in investigating
2008 Report Sadr creating new militia units to attack US forces
2009 Gen Odierno said foreign fighters coming to Iraq down and Syria trying to
            regulate border
2010 1st session of new parliament held to meet deadline Was supposed to elect new
            speaker but didn’t because of political disputes
2011 KRG opposition parties welcomed Pres Barzani’s reform proposals Never
            followed through with
2011 Sadrists dared Maliki to try to form a majority govt
2012 Sadrist MP said movement now not for removing Maliki anymore after pressure
            from Iran
2013 ISIS’ Baghdadi said he would not follow Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri’s decision to break
with Al-Nusra Front in Syria
2013 New Baghdad govt announced State of Law shut out of major positions by    
            Sadrists Supreme Council Mutahidun State of Law won governorship of Babil
2014 Baghdadi issued audio message saying ISIS was going to create caliphate
2014 ISIS began posting pictures online of Camp Speicher massacre
2014 Insurgents attacked power plant that supplied electricity to most of Anbar Driven
            off
2014 Insurgents attacked and turned back at Tal Afar, Ninewa 50 prisoners executed in
            Tal Afar by govt forces
2014 ISF fled Qara Tapa, Diyala and peshmerga moved in
2014 Yazidi leader in Sinjar district asked KRG for protection from insurgents
2014 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq leader Khazali blamed ISIS Baathists Kurds regional countries
            for security crisis in Iraq
2015 First displaced families returned to Tikrit after its liberation

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