Monday, May 27, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - May 27

1917 UK Col Clayton worried Sykes-Picot would create opposition by Sharif of  Mecca against
UK taking Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq book review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)
1941 Operation Regulta began British forces marched north from Basra to Kut and onto Baghdad
Captured Ur
1941 British forces moved from Fallujah to cut Baghdad-Mosul road and railway Forced Iraqis out of Taji
north of Baghdad
1941 PM Gaylani told Italians he was disappointed with Axis assistance
1941 UK Foreign Min Eden said that Regent Ilah lacked a strong character but he was loyal to England
(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)
1947 Month after returning to Iraq Mustafa Barzani started another revolt against govt
1982 Iranian Supreme Defense Council went to Ayatollah Khomeini and recommended Iran go on
the offensive and invade Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1988 Iraq recaptured Shalamcheh Basra
(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 Kurdish parties threatened to go back to fighting if deal not reached with Baghdad over autonomy
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1993 UN Resolution 833 set Iraq-Kuwait border
1995 PUK and KDP met to maintain Kurdish parliament during civil war
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2003 Sec Def Rumsfeld said Iraq might have destroyed its WMD right before war but they would be
found
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Preliminary report sent to Washington said 2 captured trailers were not mobile WMD labs as first
thought
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2003 Cleric at Fallujah mosque praised 1st serious attack on US troops 2 soldiers killed 9 injured at
checkpoint
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2003 Outgoing ORHA head Garner told Bush and Sec Def Rumsfeld Iraq making progress and US would
be out of country in weeks
2003 New UN Rep to Iraq deMello said that the sooner Iraqis had power the better
2003 UK Rep to Iraq Sawers reported that CPA needed to create an interim Iraqi administration as
soon as possible and work with UN on transferring power to Iraq Said Bremer opposed an Iraqi body drafting new constitution
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2004 Sadr agreed to deal to end fighting US forces in Najaf and other southern cities
(Musings On Iraq book review Battle For The City Of The Dead)
2005 Badr militiamen in Wolf commando brigade blamed for sectarian attacks on Sunnis
(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)
2005 Sheikh Janabi of National Dialogue Council said violence had changed to killing based upon identity
Sunnis getting killed for being Sunni
2006 US forces said it would hand over security of Baghdad to Iraqis by end of year Didn't happen
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2008 PM Maliki issued arrest warrants for new party in Diyala made up of Sahwa Part of crackdown on
Sunnis in province
2008 Fmr Under Sec of Def Feith criticized Bush for switching goal of Iraq war from threat of Saddam to
spreading democracy
2009 US Army Chief of Staff Gen Casey said US could be fighting in Iraq for next 10 yrs
2009 Iraq signed 2 year deal with IMF for $7 bil to help with budget deficit
2011 Anbar council rejected protest calls to make province federal region
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2011 Protest in Baghdad over lack of services demanded release of prisoners
2012 Pres Barzani said KDP and PUK peshmerga would be united by end of year Still hasn't happened
2012 Kurdish Coalition said hadn’t decided on no confidence vote against PM Maliki 
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2013 13 ISIS car bombs in Baghdad killed 36 wounded 147
2013 Sadr gave PM Maliki 24 hrs to have ISF clear Asaib Ahl Al-Haq from streets of Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2014 New operation to clear Jurf al-Sakhr Babil four days after declared freed
2014 Protest in Nasiriya over lack of electricity and services
2014 Report Iran pushing PUK to support 3rd term for PM Maliki
2015 Iranian Foreign Min denied Iranian troops fighting in Baiji said only advisers
2015 Fmr MP Othman said 2,822 Peshmerga killed fighting IS since June 2014
2015 Report Army and Hashd ordered to shut bridge to displaced trying to flee Anbar into Baghdad
2016 Sadrists protest in Baghdad Police fired tear gas to break them up Demos in Babil Karbala
Basra Dhi Qar Muthanna too
(Musings On Iraq interview with Cambridge’s Michael Clark on Sadr, protests and PM Abadi’s reforms)
2016 Kataib Hezbollah stopped large group of displaced fleeing Sjar Anbar abducted 73 men not seen
afterward
2017 Iranian Revolutionary Guard general killed advising Hashd around Baaj western Ninewa
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
2017 Toronto Star printed story by Der Spiegel author providing more information on abuses by Rapid
Reaction unit during Mosul battle
(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) 

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