Wednesday, January 2, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 2


1915 Suleiman Bey took over Iraq Command for Ottomans Called on Arab sheikhs to join war
against British and planned on retaking Basra
1980 Iranian Op Mohammed Rasoolallah attacked Iraqi forces in Zagros Mtns Kurdistan Pushed
back by Iraqi counterattacks
(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)
2003 UN inspector told Irish Times no active WMD or nuclear programs found in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2004 Bremer met with Barzani and Talabani in Irbil to discuss Kurdish demands in new constitution
2004 Bremer asked Kurds to disband Peshmerga abandon claims to Kirkuk oil accept authority of
central govt Kurds said no
2006 Iraq’s Dec 2005 export average of 1.1 million barrels a day was lowest since 2003 invasion
2006 USAID report on development projects outlined civil war Iraq Said tribes were turning in rivals
as insurgents to govt Report said south Iraq controlled by militias and religious groups curtailing people’s freedoms imposing dress codes bombing liquor stores etc Said Iraqi govt had no real control of country police ineffective criminals had free reign and working with militias and insurgents
2008 Female suicide bomber killed Sahw leader in Baquba
(Musings On Iraq article on female suicide bombers)
2014 ISIS fighters attacked Ramadi and helped take Fallujah with other insurgents
2014 Meeting of sheikhs clerics and notables to work out plan to retake Fallujah
2014 Mutihadun said wanted govt to release PM Alwani and police to restore security in Anbar
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki crackdown on Anbar protests)

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