Friday, June 22, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 22


1922 Standard Oil told State Dept that it and other US companies were
            interested in exploring in Iraq
1963 Govt forces captured Saqsaq and Tobzawa from KDP Peshmerga
1982 Saddam said Iraqi forces would withdraw from Iran in 10 days Khomeini said
            that war would not end
1982 Commander in chief of Iranian army said Iran-Iraq War would continue until
            Saddam overthrown
1982 Saddam complained that Iran was defeated in 1980 but didn’t give up
1996 UN and Iraq agreed on terms for allowing UN inspectors into Republican Guard
            Special Republican Guard Special Security Organization Mukhabarat sites
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1998 Grand Ayatollah Mirza Ali al-Gharawi assassinated by Saddam who blamed
            foreign agents
2001 US decided to provide new aid to Iraqi opposition against Saddam
2003 Bush blamed former regime elements for attacks in Iraq
2003 Bush claimed other intel services said Iraq had WMD and Iraq never proved
            it destroyed its WMD arsenal
2003 Head weapons inspector Blix thought Iraq only had “debris” of WMD program
            since none found since invasion
2003 Blix said pre-war reports by Iraqis that WMD were destroyed might prove true
            Cited Hussein Kamal in 94 who said no WMD left
2003 Report 2002 National Intelligence Estimate questioned Iraq-Al Qaeda ties
2003 2000 Sistani supporters protested outside Green Zone demanding elections and
            new Iraqi govt
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq beheaded S Korean civilian Kim Sun-il
2004 UN audit on reconstruction in Iraq found spending and contracts full of errors and
            open to fraud
2004 UN audit found State Organization for Marketing Oil had no records on tenders
            contracts who won bids etc
2004 Report White House claims Saddam Fedayeen members were in Al Qaeda based
            upon confusion of their names
2005 US Commanding Gen in Iraq Casey got report of prisoner abuse by ISF Ordered US
            forces to stop any abuses they saw
2008 Iraqi offensive against Sadrists in Maysan expanded to Dhi Qar and Wasit
2008 Report IEDs down 90% from 2007
2008 Female suicide bomber in Baquba killed 13 wounded 30
(Musings On Iraq article on female suicide bombers)
2008 Report US reconstruction projects in Hit halted due to corruption of mayor and
            police chief
2008 Baghdad Ops Command said Maliki issued order to integrate all Sahwa in
            province
2009 US commander in Diyala said govt had not paid 1000 Sahwa in province nor
            integrated them into govt
2009 US turned over security in Anbar to Iraqi forces
2010 Protests in Ramadi and Nasiriya over lack of electricity
2010 Army arrested sons of protest organizer in Basra demanding leader turn himself
            in Basra council condemned Army’s move
2011 Report Asaib Ahl Al-Haq carrying out recruiting program to get people to
            attack US forces before they withdrew from Iraq
2011 Basra council voted to ban US military from operating in province
2012 Def Sec Panetta asked Iraq to hold Hezbollah operative Daqduq in prison Captured
            by US and turned over to Iraqis
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2012 Iraq’s national grid ran out of fuel shutting down electricity across entire country
            for 24 hrs
2012 Sadr criticized Ayatollah Haeri and Iran for trying to interfere with his followers
            during no confidence move vs Maliki
2013 ISF launched operation in Rawa, Anbar
2013 Early election results showed Mutahidun in 1st place in Anbar and Ninewa
            provincial elections
2013 Anbar governor claimed Iraqi Islamic Party cheated in provincial elections
            paying off voters
2014 ISF withdrew from Qaim, Anbar ISIS seized Trebil and Walid border crossings
2014 ISF withdrew from Tal Afar, Ninewa turning it over to ISIS
2014 Fighting between ISIS and pro-Naqshibandi tribes in Hawija, Kirkuk for control
2014 Human Rights Ministry report 480 Shiite prisoners were executed by ISIS
            in Badush prison after Mosul captured
2014 Iraqi forces again claimed Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil freed of insurgents Wasn’t
2014 Report Iraq lost 60 of 243 Army battalions with all of their equipment 5 of Iraq’s
            14 Divisions combat ineffective
2014 Iran objected to US sending military advisers to help Iraq against insurgency
            Claimed US supporting Baathists and ISIS

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