Saturday, January 5, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 5


1909 Riot in Mosul after Kirkuk soldier insulted a woman Organized by elites opposed to
Ottoman reforms 60 killed
1918 UK PM George said Ottoman provinces including Mesopotamia should have “separate national
conditions”
1957 Iraq backed Eisenhower Doctrine to oppose communism in Middle East
1981 Iranian Pres Bani Sadr announced counter attack against Iraq using Basij militia and army
1981 Clergy convinced Ayatollah Khomeini to launch early campaign to try to win back all the lost
territory from Iraq Started with Op Hoveyzeh 3 pronged attack 1 front in Hamdiya to break siege of Abadan in south Started bad from the start 2nd front was to reach Susangard next to Maysan 3rd front attacked towards Qasr e-Shirin in central front
1981 Iranian brigade infiltrated Iraqi lines around Geilan Zarb near Qasr e-Shirin in central front
1982 Iran retook Gilan e Gharb but failed to take Naft Shah in central front
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper 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)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1993 US England and France demanded that Iraq remove anti-aircraft missiles from No Fly Zone
Iraq complied
1999 UN weapons inspector report said Iraq had not accounted for 550 mustard gas artillery rounds
1999 Unaccounted for WMD stocks would become major argument by Bush admin that Iraq was
hiding its WMD
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
2000 Saddam said sanctions would erode by themselves and that already started
2004 White House presented CPA’s reconstruction plan to Congress
2004 3 US soldiers discharged after found guilty of abusing prisoners at Camp Bucca Basra
2005 State Dept report said Iraqi security forces were ineffective in most of country due to insurgent
attacks
2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide car bomb in Ramadi killed 80 tribal recruits for police
2010 Report that US was in talks with Baathists in Iraq to try to get them to reconcile Maliki govt
criticized talks
(Musings On Iraq article on US-Iraq talks with Baathists and insurgents)
2011 Sadr returned to Iraq after four years in Iran Fled to escape Surge
(Musings On Iraq article on Sadr’s return to Iraq from Iran)
2012 Bombings of Shiite pilgrims during Arbayeen left over 120 casualties
2014 Sec of State Kerry said US would assist Iraqi govt with renewed insurgency

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