Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 23


1917 British Samarra Offensive ended in victory over Ottomans British suffered 18,000 casualties
1920 Ataturk gave speech demanding Turkey’s southern territories include Mosul and Sulaymaniya
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1941 PM Gaylani asked for German military intervention in case of war with England
1941 London decided to land an entire division from India in Basra
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1948 Kirkuk oil workers protested against Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1981 Iran began attack to retake Qasr e-Shirin central front
1986 Iran Op Al Fajr 9 in Kurdistan Overran Rawanduz Included KDP
(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)
1989 Ali Hassan al-Majid’s special powers over northern Iraq for Anfal ended
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1991 Barzani said that guarantees would be needed for any deal with Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
2003 Iraq oil started flowing for fist time since US invasion Iraq shut down oil flow Mar 20
2003 USAID official told Nightline rebuilding Iraq could cost US $1.7 bil and Iraqi oil and donors would
pay for rest
2003 ORHA head Garner came up with list of 9 objectives to accomplish for postwar Iraq including paying
salaries return police and ministries etc
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq and Back, Inside The War To Win The Peace)
2003 White House said confident Iraq’s WMD would be found
2003 NY Times article Iraqi scientists told US Iraq destroyed all its WMD equipment before invasion US
now looking for programs rather than WMD stocks Said US would be getting info on Iraq’s WMD from Chalabi and INC Was false
2003 Up to 3 mil participated in Arbaeen ceremony that had been banned under Saddam
2003 Protest in Kut Wasit blocked US convoy for 4 hours
2003 Report thousands of Arabs were being evicted from Kirkuk by Kurds and forming militias to protect
themselves
(Musings On Iraq interview with Petit of 173rd Airborne Bgd on operations in Kirkuk)
2003 1st US troops arrived in Fallujah 2 weeks after end of invasion
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2004 Bremer TV speech said CPA had made mistakes Welcomed back ex-soldiers into army Said complaints
about deBaathification were legitimate US streamlining how it deal with prisoners
2004 PM Blair and foreign policy adv Manning told Bush and Natl Sec Adv Rice to delay another attack
upon Fallujah
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2004 US Cmdr in Iraq Gen Sanchez ordered investigation into military intel practices due to Abu Ghraib
prison scandal
2005 UN Sec Gen Annan blamed US and UK for Iraq smuggling under Oil For Food program in 90s rather
than UN
2007 Report KRG starting nationwide ad campaign in US to promote Kurdistan as the “Other Iraq”
2008 Female suicide bomber attacked police station in Diyala killing 18
(Musings On Iraq article on female suicide bombers)
2009 KRG Premier Barzani criticized Hadbaa party for monopolizing all the seats on Ninewa council
2009 Iraq claimed it captured IS leader Abu Omar Baghdadi Didn’t happen
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval War College’s Prof Whiteside on ISI leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi)
2010 5 car bombs hit Shiite mosques in Baghdad kill 72
2011 Karbala governor said province should think about becoming a federal region
2011 5,000 protested in Mosul demanding release of prisoners
2011 Sadrists marched in Baghdad against US occupation
2012 Iran tried to work out deal between PM Maliki and Sadr but failed Sadr moved into growing critic of
Maliki’s rule
2012 Iraq’s Foreign Ministry called in Turkey’s ambassador complaining about Ankara’s interference in
Iraqi politics
2013 PM Maliki ordered raid on Hawija protest camp run by Naqshibandi leading to over 40 dead and 70
wounded Violence spiked in Iraq after Hawija raid and helped mark return of insurgency
2013 Mohammed Abu Risha called for protesters to arm themselves after ISF attack upon Hawija protest
site
2013 Clash between protesters and ISF in Ramadi 6 soldiers killed
2013 Fighting broke out between ISF and insurgents in Suleiman Beq
2013 British court found maker of fake bomb detectors guilty of 3 counts of fraud Iraq govt continued to
use devices
2016 Fighting broke out again between Hashd, Turkmen vs Peshmerga Kurds in Tuz Kharmato

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