Sunday, January 6, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 6

1909 Riots in Mosul killed Sheikh Said Sufi leader in Sulaymaniya Led his followers to revolt
cutting off trade in northern Mosul province
1916 Start of Battle of Sheikh Saad as British forces moved up the Tigris and encountered the
Ottoman defenses
1921 Govt issued order to form Iraqi General Staff Nuri al-Said became Chief of Staff 1st unit of Iraqi
army formed
1942 Court sentenced fmr PM Gaylani and 3 Golden Square colonels to death in absentia
(Musings On Iraq book review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The Nationalist Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1948 College students went on strike in Baghdad after police broke up protest on Jan 4 over Anglo-
Iraq Treaty
1949 Student strikes starte at College of Medicine Pharmaceutical College Law College in Bagdhad
while protests started in Hillah Najaf Basra Kirkuk Sulaymaniya Communists played leading role
1949 Nuri al-Said became PM for 5th time Told parliament his main job was dealing with
Communists
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1981 Iranian Op Hoveyzeh led to largest tank battle since 1973 Arab-Israeli War Iran lost an entire
tank brigade
1981 Iranian brigade overran Iraqi defense in Geilan Zarb Captured 450 Iraqi soldiers in central front
1986 Iraq started operation to try to retake Majnoon Island from Iranians
1987 Saddam called for ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Rejected by Iran
(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 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1990 Jabouri tribe attempted to assassinate Saddam during military parade
1993 US Russia France England agreed to enforce UN Resolution 688 that condemned Iraq’s
repression of its population
2003 Saddam said he was ready for war Accused UN inspectors of being spies
2003 IAEA asked State Dept for info about Iraq-Niger uranium deal
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 IAEA head El Baradei no evidence of any suspicious Iraq nuclear activities
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 Bush met with cabinet and said needed strong case vs Iraq for war
2003 Report 100 US Special Forces and 50 CIA officers had been sent into Iraq end of 2002 along
with Australian Jordanian British commandos to find targets for invasion
2004 2 Frenchmen shot and killed in Fallujah after car broke down
2015 4 bodies found in Albu Bahani, Babil believed to have been kidnapped and executed by Hashd

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