Thursday, May 23, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - May 23


1941 German planes attacked British forces in Fallujah Iraqi artillery shelled Town
1941 Hitler Order 30 Germany would support Arabs against British especially in Iraq
1941 UK Mid-East cmdr Gen Wavell and Indian cmdr Gen Auchinlek met in Basra Decided to send forces
to Baghdad and more to be sent from India to Iraq
(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)
1959 Egyptian press claimed British intel planning pro-UK coup in Iraq Afterward Iraq would sign peace
treaty with Israel Part of anti-Iraq propaganda by Nasser
1959 Communists officially gave up demands for positions in Qasim govt
(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)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1969 Pres Bakr offered self-determination to Kurds
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1982 Iraq invoked Arab League 1950 defense agreement to get military aid from members Got nothing
League divided over war
1988 Iraq launched offensive to re-capture all of its lost territory from 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)
1988 Towns in Balisan Valley, Sulamaniya hit by chemical weapons in 5th Anfal campaign
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1991 For third time Kurds attacked police station in Zakho
2002 During trip to Germany Bush said he had no Iraq war plans He ordered revision of war plans Sep 2001
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2003 Bush said he supported Bremer’s political plan for Iraq
2003 CPA Order 2 disbanded Iraqi military
2003 Congress asked CIA to look into its pre-war intel on WMD after none found
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2004 Sadr’s brother in law Riyadh Nouri arrested
2005 Sunni MPs accused Badr Brigade of carrying out sectarian killings
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2007 Dep PM Zubaie wounded by suicide bomber
2007 ISI assassinated Sheikh Issawi from Albu Issa tribe Member of the Awakening Part of campaign to kill
Awakening leaders
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq article on change in perceptions that led to Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Fallujah Redux author Daniel Green on Fallujah during the Surge)
(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)
2007 Bush said in Jan 05 bin Laden told Zarqawi to create a cell to plan attacks upon US homeland
Counterterrorism officials contradicted claim
2008 Clerics denied Sistani issued fatwa allowing attacks on U.S. forces
2010 ISF blamed U.S. releasing prisoners for increase in violence In 2008 PM Maliki had negotiated quicker
release of prisoners by US
2011 Adviser to Diyala governor arrested by PM Maliki to intimidate province to not move towards federal
region
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2012 Iraq hosted nuclear talks between Iran and six countries
2013 Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri said that Baghdadi was wrong for declaring ISIS without asking permission first
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2013 Mutahidun accused PM Maliki of supporting militias and targeting civilians
2013 Sheikh Hayes said Ramadi protesters had 2 days to turn over those who killed 5 soldiers
2013 State of Law offered SIIC control of 3 southern provinces in return for control of Basra SIIC turned           down offer
2014 Babil Operations Command claimed Jurf al-Sakhr freed from IS Would not be liberated until Oct 2014
2014 Gorran accused PUK of cheating in Sulaymaniya vote
2014 KRG said it sold 1st tanker of independent oil exports Oil Ministry filed legal papers over sale
2015 Report Iranians operating rockets, artillery and drones in Baiji operation
2016 Final campaign to liberate Fallujah started Five weeks later city would be freed
2017 Der Spiegel ran article documenting abuses by Rapid Reaction unit during Mosul campaign Unit
denied story released video of its victims denying that they had been abused and then attacked author of article Joint Operations Command also claimed author was making up story and if any torture had taken part he was partly responsible since he witnessed it
(Musings On Iraq article on Der Spiegel article on abuses by Rapid Reaction Division during Mosul battle)
(Musings On Iraq article Human Rights Watch called for investigation into Der Spiegel article)
(Musings On Iraq article ABC News had follow up to Der Spiegel article on abuses by Rapid Reaction Division during Mosul battle)
(Musings On Iraq article Toronto Star added more to story about abuses by Rapid Reaction Division during Mosul battle)
(Musings On Iraq article reactions to Der Spiegel article on abuses by Rapid Reaction Division during Mosul battle)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq Joint Operations Command attacked Der Spiegel article on abuses by Rapid Reaction Division during Mosul battle)
2017 Hashd freed Qairawan subdistrict of Sinjar Ninewa

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