Thursday, September 27, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 27


1915 Battle of Es Sinn began between Ottoman and British forces
1980 Muslim countries’ committee visited Tehran to try to mediate Iran-Iraq War
1984 Japan offered ceasefire proposal to UN to end Iran-Iraq War
1985 At UN Iraq For Min Aziz blamed Iran for starting and continuing the Iran-Iraq
            War Said Tehran wanted to overthrow the Iraqi govt
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1989 Bombing in Baghdad’s British Club done by unnamed Kurdish group No
            casualties
2001 Ahmed Chalabi said Iraq and Al Qaeda linked since 1990s and wanted to use
            bin Laden against US
2003 Insurgents fired 3 rockets at Rashid Hotel in Baghdad
2004 Sec of State Powell said US forces would retake Fallujah to ensure January 05
            elections
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 British and ISF announced plan to purge Basra city of militias as part of Op Sinbad
            Was to last until Feb 07 and prepare for British withdrawal from Iraq
2006 Joint Chiefs created Council of Colonels that would in part review Iraq strategy
2006 Anbar sheikhs met with PM Maliki asked that Anbar Salvation Council replace
Anbar provincial council Maliki aide later said PM didn’t trust Awakening or US helping them
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2006 State Dept poll almost ¾ of Iraqis would feel safer if US forces left Iraq 65% wanted
immediate US withdrawal Univ Maryland poll 71% wanted Iraqi govt to ask Coalition to leave within a year Most thought US would refuse 77% said US wanted permanent bases in Iraq Sunni support for US withdrawal dropped from 83% in Jan 06 to 47% in Sep 06
2006 Report West Point published letter by Al Qaeda leader Attiya l-Jazari to Zarqawi Told
Zarqawi he had to look at bigger picture in Iraq instead of just military strategy Had to unite insurgency Reach out to Sunnis and tribes Needed to consult with Al Qaeda before making major decisions Said didn’t do that before starting attacks upon Shiites and bombing in Jordan Also called for greater cooperation with fellow Islamist insurgents like Ansar al-Sunna Warned vanity led to defeat of Algerian insurgency in 1990s
2008 Iraqi police and Asayesh got into gun battle in Jalawla east Diyala over dispute
with Asayesh Ended deal with Kurds to withdraw from govt buildings in district Maliki moved ISF into district to pressure Kurds leadings to these confrontations
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s pressuring Kurds in Diyala)
2012 ISI attacked Tikrit prison with car bombs mortars suicide bombers & released 100
            prisoners
2017 72% of registered voters took part in KRG independence referendum Around 2.9
            mil voted yes, 224,000 voted no
2017 IraqiCivilAviationAuthority sent notices that international flights to Irbil and
            Sulaymaniya suspended in retaliation for referendum
2017 Parliament passed resolution saying Abadi should maintain unity of Iraq Called
            for Pres Barzani to be brought to court over referendum
2017 KRG said it was willing to allow observers from Baghdad at its airports
2017 Kataib Hezbollah compared Pres Barzani to IS’s Baghdadi and said he would be
            dealt with same way as Islamic State was
2017 Kirkuk Governor Karim rejected parliament’s call to deploy troops to disputed
            areas

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