Wednesday, June 12, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 12


1921 Gertrude Bell wrote that Feisal entering Iraq with the British wouldn’t have
been as good as him leading a jihad but he would still be an inspiration to the new Arab state of Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)
1935 National Service Bill signed by King starting conscription for army King hoped conscription would
help with nation building by creating army drawn from all parts of Iraq
1940 UK Foreign Sec Lord Halifax told War Cabinet situation in Iraq gotten worse due to German victories
in France German and Italian propaganda had been using Arab anger over Palestine and Syria against UK Few Iraqis believed that UK could protect them Arabs wanted to be on winning side in war
1963 Soviet Union condemned Arif govt military campaign against Kurds
1979 Govt put down 9 days of Dawa led protests capped off by arresting Ayatollah Baqir al-Sadr Led to
more protests in Iraq Lebanon UAE Braitain France Iran
1982 U.N. called for ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War
1988 Iran Op Beit al-Moqaddas 7 attacked Fish Lake Iraqi defensive line in front of Basra City
Advanced 10km into Iraqi lines causing heavy Iraqi casualties Took 700 prisoners
(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
(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)
1994 8,000 Kurdish refugees who had fled to Turkey after 91 uprising moved back into
            Iraq to escape fighting between PKK and Turkish army
1996 UN Resolution 1060 found Iraq not allowing UN weapons inspectors full access
            to sites
1996 UK intel report worried that Iraq still hiding parts of missile and WMD programs
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
1997 UN inspectors said Iraq had blocked them from 3 sites in last two days
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
2003 1st bombing of an Iraqi oil pipeline near Kirkuk after invasion
2003 White House said were some fake docs about Iraq-Niger uranium deal but much more evidence to
support story
2003 DIA memo to DepSecDef Wolfowitz said docs on Iraq-Niger uranium deal fakes but were
unconfirmed reports that supported deal such as report that uranium was in warehouse in Benin
2003 Fmr Amb Wilson gave background info to Wash Post article claiming CIA didn’t tell Bush doubts
about Iraq-Niger uranium deal Claimed he saw fake Iraq-Niger docs but never did Wilson believed his trip to Niger discredited Iraq uranium deal story within CIA but didn’t
2003 VP Cheney told chief of staff Libby Wilson’s wife’s name and said she worked for CIA Later leaked
to press to attack Wilson Cheney and Libby were worried about press reports they felt were trying to blame VP and Bush for false reports on WMD
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2006 Health Dir for Diyala province kidnapped and believed killed by Mahdi Army
2006 Bush approved US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey’s campaign plan to withdraw US forces and turn
responsibilities over to Iraqis Bush didn’t approve of withdrawal plan but went along with it anyway
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2007 1920 Revolution Brigade turned on ISI in Diyala after made deal with US
(Musings On Iraq article on split within insurgency in Diyala)
(Musings On Iraq article on splits within insurgency)
(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 PM Maliki sent forces to Maysan to crackdown on Sadrists
2008 Senior Sadrist and Iranian linked arms dealer arrested in Kut, Wasit
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2008 Islamic Party HQ in Anbar bombed in part of campaign against party
2011 Sadr bloc threatened to pull out of National Coalition and push no confidence
            vote against PM Maliki if US troops given extension to stay in Iraq
2011 US Amb to Iraq Jeffries said majority of Iraqi blocs supported troop extension for
            US except Sadr
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
2011 Iraqiya withdrew from parliament after pro-Maliki march in Baghdad burned
            Allawi’s picture
2012 Kurdish MP claimed if no confidence vote against PM Maliki went to parliament
            would be passed
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2012 PM Maliki held cabinet meeting in Dhi Qar trying to prop up base against no
            confidence vote
2013 Charge of Knights of the Tigris anti-insurgent op started in Muqtadiya Abu Saida
            Hamrin Jalawla in Diyala
2013 Sadr-Supreme Council alliance took Basra governorship from State of Law after
            provincial elections SOL got head of council
2014 ISIS announced it was imposing sharia on Mosul ISF members had to repent or be executed Killed
Imam of grand mosque in Mosul who refused to support group
2014 ISIS executed 84 ISF in Mosul
2014 ISIS committed Camp Speicher massacre executing cadets in Salahaddin
(Musings On Iraq How Northern Iraq Fell To The Insurgency)
2014 ISIS seized 10 towns in Salahaddin and attacked Amerli
2014 ISIS announced that it was going to execute ISF in Dhuluiya, Salahaddin
2014 ISIS told local tribes in Dhuluiya they had to turn over ISF or they would be
            killed Refused and tribes starting fighting ISIS
2014 Jabour tribe fighting ISIS in Alam east of Tikrit
2014 Army and Sahwa withdrew from three major entrances to Fallujah
2014 Insurgents attacked and seized Kubaisa and Saqlawiya in Anbar
(Musings On Iraq Security In Iraq’s Anbar Shows Battle Against Insurgents Will Be Long And Often Futile)
2014 ISF withdrew from Qaim and Mazra army base without a fight in Anbar ceding
            Syrian border to insurgents
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?)
2014 ISF withdrew from Sadiya district Diyala Insurgents burned abandoned ISF base in district
(Musings On Iraq Continued Collapse Of Iraqi Security Forces And Fighting In Baghdad Leads to Militia Mobilization And Arrival Of Iran)
2014 Emergency session of parliament to discuss security crisis cancelled due to lack of quorum
2014 Supreme Council announced that it sent first unit of militiamen to fight insurgents
(Musings On Iraq Iran And Its Shiite Militias Mobilize In Iraq Interview With Phillip Smyth)
2014 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq set up checkpoints near Dhuluiya Salahaddin Opened fire
            on 3 vehicles killing 12 civilians
2014 3 Sunni men kidnapped and killed by Asaib Ahl Al-Haq in Sadiya, Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2014 Quds Force commander Gen Suleimani went to Baghdad to help coordinate
            security policy against insurgents
2014 2 Brigades of Iranian Revolutionary Guard deployed to Samarra Najaf and Karbala to protect
shrines
2014 Iranian Revolutionary Guard deployed to Iran-Iraq border Iran air force put on alert
(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 Peshmerga and Hashd got into firefight in Sadiya Diyala in power struggle for
            control of Khanaqin district
2016 Anbar Governor report Hashd killed 43 displaced in Fallujah op 600+ disappeared Beatings torturing
stealing from displaced

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