Saturday, August 11, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 11


1918 UK For Sec Balfour British war in Mespotamia should be justified by
securing water that would also give it control of oil Balfour’s statement prompted Premier Lloyd George to call for British to seize Ottoman’s Mosul province
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
1933 Assyrians in Zakho and Sumail were attacked by Iraqi army led by Gen Sidqi One
group massacred sheltering in police station in Sumail 300 killed Another 40 Assyrian villages attacked and 600 more killed mostly by Kurds Iraqi govt considered Assyrians foreigners and tools of British imperialism for their service in the British Levies
1937 Gen Bakr Sidqi head of 1936 coup was assassinated in Mosul by pan-Arab
            rivals in military
1937 PM Sulaiman ordered Mosul garrison commander Gen Umari to arrest officers
            responsible for Gen Sidqi’s assassination He refused order
1987 Iran told UN that Resolution 598 only included Iraq’s view of war
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
1991 US flew U2 spy plane over Iraq claiming it was for UN inspectors
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1992 U.N. Iraq Rapporteur went to Security Council about Iraq draining southern
            marshes and new counterinsurgency campaign against rebels in south
1992 UK France US condemned Iraq campaign to clear southern marshes and warned
            of possible consequences
1995 Saddam gave speech denouncing son-in-law Hussein Kamal for defecting to
            Jordan Said he stole millions and spied for the CIA
1995 Ali Hassan al-Majid issued statement saying Hussein Kamal was a traitor for
            defecting to Jordan
1995 US brokered KDP-PUK ceasefire during civil war
2004 Ceasefire in 2nd Battle of Najaf cancelled due to heavy fighting
2005 SCIRI’s Hakim announced idea for southern federal region in Iraq SCIRI held
march in Najaf calling for federal region in southern Iraq Had posters of Ayatolah Khomeini
2005 Salah al-Mutlaq said SCIRI’s call for a southern region would turn Iraq over to Iran
2005 Dawa rejected SCIRI’s call for a southern federal region in Iraq
2005 Bush said US had to stay the course in Iraq Said free democratic Iraq in center of
            Middle East would be blow to terrorism
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Diyala council fired police chief Gen Qureysi for tensions with Sahwa accusing
them of sectarian attacks Had arrested Sahwa leaders Gotten into gun battles with them Sahwa went on strike in Feb demanding removal of chief
(Musings On Iraq article on removal of Diyala police chief)
2007 ISCI governor of Qadisiya killed by an EFP in Baghdad laid by Mahdi Army
            Sadr vs Hakim rivalry
2008 During Op Omens of Propserity Maliki sent ISF into Khanaqin dist east Diyala
and told Peshmerga they had to withdraw Kurds refused Maliki attempting to pressure Kurds and establish control over disputed areas
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s pressuring Kurds in Diyala)
2008 Maliki’s private jet brought back 236 Iraqi refugees from Egypt Part of Maliki’s
            new refugee policy to encourage people to return with improved security
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s refugee policy)
2014 IS attacked Jalawla Diyala with suicide truck bomb and 12 suicide bombers
            dressed in Peshmerga uniforms
2015 Parliament approved PM Abadi’s reform program that included ending 3 vice
            presidents
2015 Abadi said he wanted to cut cabinet to just 15 ministers and reduce local councils to
            cut money due to budget crisis
2015 Protesters stormed Babil council building demanding better services

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