Monday, June 10, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 10

1916 Hussein Ibn Ali sheriff of Mecca declared Arab revolt against Ottomans
backed by British Many Iraqi Ottoman officers joined
1924 UK High Commissioner for Iraq Sir Percy Cox set June 10 as deadline for Iraq
            parliament to pass Anglo-Iraq Treaty but failed to do so
1924 UK Commissioner Cox got Iraqi MPs taken from their homes and forced them to
            approve Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1940 Italy declared war on Allies England asked Iraq to break relations with Rome as
            a result
1941 British air force destroyed train shipment of German military aid heading for
            Iraq from Syria Anglo-Iraq War already over
1954 Police fired on demonstrators in Baghdad organized by opposition parties
1963 Arif govt launched offensive against KDP
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1979 Saddam gave Pres Bakr list of notables to be executed including army officers
Bakr said no Put under house arrest Saddam would use incident to push Bakr out of office
1982 Saddam announced unilateral ceasefire in war Claimed Iraq achieved all its goals
Rejected by Iran Demanded Saddam step down 100,000 Shiite exiles return to Iraq Saudis offered to pay $50 bil for reconstruction in Iran Tehran asked for $150 bil from Saudis
1982 Soviet Union renewed military supplies to Iraq which it had stopped when Iran
            Iraq War started
(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)
2003 Bush told cabinet he was convinced Iraq had WMD
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Bush said invading Iraq was right decision because of its WMD programs
2003 Rumsfeld said he was confident Iraq’s WMD would be found
2003 State Dept memo said Italian docs claiming Iraq-Niger uranium deal were
            forgeries
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 CIA hired fmr UN inspector David Kay to take over new Iraq Survey Group to
            hunt for Iraq’s WMD
2003 Head UN inspector Blix accused Pentagon of trying to undermine him during
            inspections
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
2003 Report Al Qaeda’s Khalid Sheikh Mohammed captured by US said that Al Qaeda
            did not work with Iraq
2004 US gave up hope that NATO forces would be sent to help in Iraq
2005 Gen Petraeus told Inter Min Jabr about abuses of Wolf Brigade full of Badr militia Jabr denied
any wrong doing
(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 Police commander kidnapped 11 Sunnis from Adhamiya Bodies found 2 days
            later in Sadr City
2006 Insurgents killed 60 police recruits in Ramadi U.S. forces cordoned off city and
            1500 reinforcements sent
2008 Dhi Qar police started operation to raid and arrest Sadrists
2009 Def Min Obeidi said he wanted US forces to stay in Iraq for the next 5 years
2009 Mass grave with 500 Kurds killed by Saddam found in Basra
2009 26 killed in car bombing in Nasiriyah
2009 Oil Ministry said it would not pay oil companies working in KRG
2010 State of Law merged back with other Shiite parties after elections in National
            Coalition giving them 159 seats
2010 Protests in Baghdad Babil Qadisiyah Nasiriya Najaf Kirkuk Karbala Ninewa
            Basra Chanted against Maliki and for better services
2011 Pro-Maliki tribesmen attacked protesters in Baghdad Burned images of Allawi
2011 Allawi attacked Maliki calling him a liar hypocrite and agent of Iran
2012 List of MPs for no confidence vote against Maliki was down to 160 Then 157
2012 Pres Talabani rejected no confidence letter against Maliki claiming not enough
            MPs
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2013 5 car bombs in Mosul area
2013 Maliki visited Irbil for first time in 2 yrs to try to resolve disputes with Kurds
2014 Gen Ghidan ground forces commander Gen Qanbar chief of staff fled Mosul to
            KRG causing general desertion
(Musings On Iraq article on IS attacks upon ISF that set stage for fall of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq article on start of ISIS attack upon Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq article on Mosul’s fall)
(Musings On Iraq How Northern Iraq Fell To The Insurgency)
2014 ISIS took Mosul after 6 days of fighting Gov Nujafi fled to Dohuk 500,000
            began fleeing city
2014 Defense Ministry said it was sending Golden Division to retake Mosul Never
            arrived
2014 PM Maliki declared that government would retake Mosul in 24 hrs
2014 PM Maliki asked US for military aid to fight ISIS Maliki claimed US didn’t help
            until August but US started sending supplies next day
2014 ISIS set up checkpoints around Mosul to arrest and execute members of ISF and
Jabour tribe
2014 ISIS took Badush prison Ninewa and started executing 670 Shiite prisoners over
            next few days
2014 ISIS seized Shirqat, Suleiman Beq and Baiji weapons depot without a fight
            Started attacks outside of Tikrit Salahaddin
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Northern Front Stalemate In Salahaddin)
2014 When word that Mosul fell ISF began deserting in Tikrit and Baiji
2014 ISIS attacked Abu Ghraib district Baghdad
2014 Def Min told retreating troops from Ninewa Salahaddin Kirkuk to rally in Taji,
Baghdad
2014 Peshmerga moved into Kirkuk city and Tuz Kharmato in Salahaddin Khanaqin
            dist in Diyala after ISF began retreating Lost most of Khanaqin to insurgents
2014 PM Maliki called for militias to help fight insurgents
(Musings On Iraq Iran And Its Shiite Militias Mobilize In Iraq Interview With Phillip Smyth)
2014 Iranian Revolutionary Guard said to be mobilizing and entering Iraq to aid govt
(Musings On Iraq Continued Collapse Of Iraqi Security Forces And Fighting In Baghdad Leads to Militia Mobilization And Arrival Of Iran)
(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)
2015 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq said US forces in Iraq were continuation of occupation
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2016 Sadrist mobs attacked Dawa SIIC Reform Movement Badr offices in Basra
            Maysan Wasit Dhi Qar Najaf Karbala Muthanna

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