Friday, May 24, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - May 24

1922 Cleric Khalisi informed southern tribes British were trying to get their way in new Anglo-Iraq
Treaty
1941 Mufti of Jerusalem told Italians Arab revolt hinged on Iraq and it needed more support
(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 Iran’s Op Beit al-Moqaddas ended Took Khorramshahr Iraqi forces pushed back to border in Khuzistan
province Regained 2,077 sq mi of Iranian territory Iraq lost 9,000 dead 15,000 wounded 19,000 prisoners Iran lost 12-15,000 dead 25,000 wounded Saddam had 20 senior officer relieved of command 10 executed
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)
1982 So far in war Iraq had lost 30,000 dead 35,000 prisoners 20% of its artillery 40% of its planes 60% of
its tanks Half its ground forces Iran has also recaptured 90% of the territory Iraq seized in 1980
1982 Israeli press reported US sent arms to Egypt which were then sold to Iraq
(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 National Security Council deputies meeting told that US still sharing intelligence with Iraq
1999 Sec State Albright met with 7 Iraqi opposition groups receiving US funds Said US would provide them
nonlethal aid
2002 Sec Def Rumsfeld issued order to Joint Chiefs to begin Phase Four postwar planning for Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
(Musings On Iraq article on Part I Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Planning for Postwar Iraq September 2001 to May 2003)
2004 Bush said US would stay the course in Iraq and move towards returning sovereignty and creating
democracy in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2005 SCIRI’s Hammoudi named head of constitutional drafting committee
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2006 Joint Chiefs intel report said insurgency enduring despite political progress and growth of ISF Said
violence would increase into 2007
2006 Report police and army full of militias insurgents and criminals carrying out abuses and sectarian
violence US officials and military apologized for former Inter Min Jabr from ISCI and Badr saying they weren’t responsible for police abuses
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)
2006 PM Maliki said he wanted to reign in militias and demobilize them Went to Najaf to try to get
Ayatollah Sistani to make statements against militias
2006 Iraqi Army’s 16th Brigade in charge of Dora south Baghdad ran death squads and assassinations in
conjunction with insurgents Killed its own commander
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2007 Funeral for Sheikh Issawi from Awakening hit by suicide car bomb in Fallujah 34 killed 66 wounded
Part of ISI targeting Awakening sheikhs
(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)
2009 VP Hashemi resigned as head of Islamic Party
2011 Anbar councilman blamed Syria for allowing insurgents to cross its border into Iraq
2011 Trade Min Sudani accused of stealing $245 mil while in office Helped fund PM Maliki’s State of Law
election campaigns in 2009 and 2010
(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)
2011 Report US forces coming under increased attacks as withdrawal date at end of year approached
2011 US Def Sec Gates went to Iraq to lobby for US troop presence past end of year
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
2012 KRG PM Barzani said that if Baghdad cut off fuel deliveries KRG would export oil independently
2012 Sadr asked National Alliance to replace PM Maliki
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2013 Integrity Comm said it was opening investigation into buying fake bomb detectors Went nowhere
2013 Clash at Ramadi protest site between those for and against turning Anbar into federal region
2013 Imam at Mosul protest site argued for making Ninewa federal region
2013 Sadrist killed fighting in Syria had funeral attended by movement members showing Sadr’s
participation in Syria war
2015 Iranian Ground Forces commander said Iranian military moved 40km into Diyala to protect border
from IS
2015 KRG claimed it met its oil export quota set in 2015 budget and therefore should receive it full
monthly payment from Baghdad
2015 US Def Sec Carter questioned Iraqis’ will to fight after Ramadi fell to IS
(Musings On Iraq interview with Ahmed Ali on fall of Ramadi)
2017 Interior Min announced investigation into abuses by Iraqi forces during Mosul campaign in response
to Der Spiegel article Nothing came of 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)
2018 Protests in Karbala and Dhi Qar over electricity shortages 

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