Saturday, May 11, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - May 11


1925 UK Colonial Secretary wrote Arab elites knew Iraq was being held together by British
1935 Iraq air force bombed rebel villages in Diwaniya held by Abu Hassan Bani Zurayij and Zawalim tribes
1941 British forces left Haifa, Palestine heading for Habaniya, Anbar
1941 More British planes landed as reinforcements at Habaniya air base
1941 German military aid began arriving from Syria by train Stored in Mosul but never used
1941 German diplomat Dr. Grobba arrived in Baghdad along with 3 German planes and 20,000 Pounds for
PM Gaylani
(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 of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1982 Iranian Op Bait al-Moqaddas Took Husseiniya and pushed Iraqis to border in Khuzistan province
Saddam ordered retreat to Khorramshahr across from Basra
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)
1985 Iran launched attack into southern Iraq marshes to seize Basra-Baghdad highway
(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)
1991 UK PM Major said was against ending UN sanctions on Iraq until Saddam overthrown
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
1991 CIA hired Rendon Group for propaganda ops in Iraq Would help create Iraqi National Congress
2002 Gen Franks briefed Bush on war plans at Camp David Said he would attack Iraq on 5 fronts: west for
special operations south would be main invasion front from Kuwait north would be Turkey if it agreed to be involved center would be Baghdad attacked by air strikes and last would be information campaign
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2003 UK envoy to Iraq said US had no leadership no strategy for rebuilding Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 Report US military team searching for Iraq’s WMD found nothing
2003 UN report Iraq farming could collapse threatening widespread hunger
2004 Zarqawi released video of himself beheading US hostage Nick Berg Zarqawi claimed revenge for Abu
Ghraib abuses
2004 Bush put training of new Iraqi security forces under CENTCOM
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2004 Bush signed NSPP 35 okayed 1st interagency plan to rebuild Iraq Happened year after invasion ended
2004 Bush signed NSPP 36 giving State Dept control of Iraq after CPA closed
2004 Conspiracy theorist Mylroie claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel in Prague in 2001 after
story discredited
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
2004 Report Red Cross pointed out only 600 out of 43,000 Iraqis arrested by US in 03 went to court
2005 Congress approved $5.3 bil to rebuild Iraqi security forces
2010 US arrested Kataib Hezbollah commander accused of attacking US and Iraq forces
2010 Report that Gen Suleimani helped negotiate State of Law-National Alliance merger into National
Coalition
2011 PM Maliki said US forces could stay past end of year if ruling parties agreed
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
2011 Tribes in Basra threatened revolt if US forces stayed past end of year
2012 PM Maliki said Turkey was not respecting Iraq
2014 Gen Austin and US diplomats met Maliki who asked for drones and air strikes Obama turned him
down
2014 Protest in Basra about lack of electricity
2014 ISIS spokesman Adnani released video saying ISIS was following true path of Al Qaeda while
Zawahiri had split the jihadist movement and only cared about promoting himself
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2015 Kataib Hezbollah attacked SIIC office in Basra accusing official of corruption
2016 3 suicide car bombs in Baghdad killed 113 wounded 187 Deadliest day in years in Iraq

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