Wednesday, March 27, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 28


1940 Nuri al-Said convinced Golden Square officers to get Gaylani to form new govt Said would
become Foreign Minister
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)
1987 Saddam was told 24,952 soldiers had deserted from 12/1/86-3/20/87 in Basra
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
(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)
1990 US-UK officials seized equipment at Heathrow Airport meant for nuclear triggers
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
1991 SCIRI head Hakim said Shiite rebels in south only fighting in rural areas after lost cities to Iraqi army
(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)
1991 Iraqi intelligence memo said it had contacts with bin Laden
1997 Sec of State Albright said Iraq had lied and blocked UN inspections Said inspections and sanctions had
contained Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
1998 UN Res 1154 okayed agreement between UN Sec Gen and Iraq to allow inspectors into presidential
palaces and other sites
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2002 Arab League called on Iraq to comply with all UN resolutions and end sanctions Rejected military
action
2002 Gen Franks briefed Joint Chiefs on Iraq war plans Said he would be ready by 10/1/02
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2003 Gen Wallace Cmdr US V Corps told press war not going as planned due to resistance of Fedayeen
2003 Royal Marines attacked Abu al-Khasib Basra city suburb
(Musings On Iraq book review Target Basra, The High Octane Story of the Royal Marine Commandos In Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2003 US 173rd Airborne Brigade and Peshmerga took Irbil
(Musings On Iraq interview with Kevin Petit of 173rd Airborne Brigade)
2003 PUK and 10th Special Forces Group began main attack upon Ansar al-Islam camp in Halabja
2003 US and UK military meeting Surprised Iraqis weren’t rising up against Saddam
2003 UN Res 1472 extended Oil for Food program for 45 days after US invasion
2003 US forces received warning of imminent WMD attack
2003 Rumsfeld accused Syria of sending military aid to Iraq British accused Syria of allowing foreign
fighters to use its territory to enter Iraq
2003 Chief weapons inspector Blix said US gave up on inspections in early 2003
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 Aid ship arrived in Um Qasr Basra with 200 tons of food medicine and blankets for Iraqis
2003 Bush told group of veterans important to win the peace after the war
2004 CPA shut down Sadr’s al-Hawza paper for inciting violence
2006 Anbar Revenge Brigade claimed it killed 4 Al Qaeda in Iraq leaders and a member of Ansar al-Sunna
(Musings On Iraq article on tribes turning on Al Qaeda in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq article on change in perceptions that led to Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2007 ISI set off chlorine bomb at Fallujah government center
2007 2 truck bombs hit market targeting Shiite Turkmen in Tal Afar leaving 152 dead 347 wounded Militias
and police went through Sunni district of town dragging people out of homes and executed up to 70 in the streets wounded 30 and kidnapped 40 Iraqi army arrived and got into shootout with police until revenge killings ended
2007 Report Iraqi observatory group said one prison in Mahmudiya held 705 Built to hold 75 Another
prison at Muthanna Air Base held 272 built for 50 Said ISF making mass arrests under Baghdad security plan but few releases leading to overcrowding
2008 Maliki offered money to militiamen that turned in their weapons during Charge of Knights op against
Mahdi Army
2008 Government spokesman said talks going on with Sadrists
2008 Maliki met with tribes in Basra that supported government
2008 U.S. and British planes bombed Mahdi Army in Basra
2008 Mahdi Army fired rockets at Badr offices in Amarah, Maysan
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2008 Fighting in 13 neighborhoods in Baghdad between Mahdi Army and ISF
2008 Pres Talabani met with Gen Suleimani about stopping fighting between govt and Mahdi Army
2009 Counterterrorism Unit arrested Fadhil Sahwa leader in Baghdad on terrorism charges leading to
firefight
2010 Supreme Court ruled that any coalition that gained a majority after elections could get 1st opportunity
to form a new govt Ruling undermined Allawi’s Iraqiya right to form a new govt and gave it to Maliki’s State of Law
2012 Baghdad said it would pay KRG $558 mil for Kurdish oil exports from budget
2013 Iran delivered bodies of Iraqi militiamen killed fighting for it in Syria
2014 Families from Qara Tapa, Diyala started fleeing militias
2016 Abadi said wanted 9 member cabinet with Electricity and Defense ministers staying
2017 Kirkuk council voted to fly the Kurdish flag over government buildings in province

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