Wednesday, May 29, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - May 29

1941 Italian planes got into dogfight with British planes over Baghdad 1 Italian and 2 British
planes shot down
1941 British defeated Iraqi forces at Abu Ghraib Turned back at Abu Ghraib canal in push on Baghdad 2nd
time
1941 British forces defeated by Iraqi army at Kadhimiya, Baghdad
1941 PM Gaylani told military leadership had fled to Persia leading to his own escape there along with
Mufti of Jerusalem
1941 German ambassador to Iraq fled Baghdad for Kirkuk fearing British advance
1941 Governor of Baghdad captured by British on trip to Samarra
(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)
1948 Battle of Jenin between Jewish and Iraqi forces started 1st Arab Israeli War
1981 Iran attacked Penjwin Kurdistan but stopped
1983 Tariq Aziz tried to open talks with Iran to stop bombing civilians area via UN Iran rejected offer
1984 US backed UN resolution condemning Iranian attacks on Persian Gulf shipping Didn’t mention
Iraq’s attacks
1987 US Asst Dep Sec of Def Armitage said U.S. couldn’t see Iraq defeated in Iran-Iraq War
1988 Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Gorbachev said he would pressure Iran to end Iran-Iraq War if US
helped with Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan
(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)
1996 PUK and KDP agreed to extend Kurdish parliament for another year hoping that assembly would
help end civil war
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2002 UK Def Min official Kelly said Blair govt had spun WMD dossier on Iraq
2003 Bush said US found WMD because 2 alleged mobile WMD labs were found Inspection found were
not labs
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2003 Retired CIA and State Dept officials sent memo to Bush saying they questioned intel cited by White
House for Iraq war
2003 BBC report Blair’s office had sexed up UK dossier on Iraq’s WMD
2003 Elections led to Abdul Rahman Mustafa a Kurd being elected mayor of Kirkuk
2003 Cheney chief of staff Libby asked Undersecretary of State Grossman about a former ambassador
going to Niger mentioned in Wash Post column Grossman told him it was Joseph Wilson
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Report incoming interim PM Allawi had links to CIA and MI6 since 1980s as opponent to Saddam
2005 Op Lightning largest joint US-Iraq op so far Aimed at clearing Baghdad of insurgents
2005 Report May 2002 US and UK increased air strikes on Iraq using No Fly Zones in attempt to provoke
Saddam to justify invasion
2007 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq kidnapped 5 Brits from Finance Ministry in Baghdad 4 would be killed
Ransomed 5th Op planned by Iranian Revolutionary Guards
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
(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)
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2007 Insurgents in Amiriya Baghdad told US they were going to attack ISI and needed help Gen
Petraeus said he would support them Became Sahwa
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2008 US Amb to Iraq Crocker said ISI near defeat
2008 Interior Min fired 7500 police for corruption ghost officers negligence
2009 Video emerged of Trade Min Sudani and brothers drinking with prostitutes talking about PM Maliki
Sudani from Dawa
2010 Sadrists said they would not allow dictatorship or autocracy to return to Iraq referring to PM Maliki
2011 Iraqiya nominee for Def Min Obeidi escaped sticky bomb attempt on his life in Mosul
2012 Basra council called for province to become federal region
2012 PM Maliki held cabinet meeting in Mosul to try to undermine no confidence vote against him
Kurds boycotted meeting
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2012 Iraqi court found Hezbollah operative Daquq innocent of terrorism charges Was liaison between Iran
Hezbollah and militias
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2012 Shahristani denied that he ordered stop of fuel deliveries to KRG even though he did
2014 Mutahidun Arabiya and Nationalists formed Union of National Forces list
2016 After he was dismissed by parliament Ninewa Gov Nujafi refused to leave office

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