Friday, June 14, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 14


1921 Churchill asked Colonial Office if King Faisal was Sunni or Shiite and who were the religious
people in Karbala
1980 Mossad assassinated Egyptian nuclear scientist Yahya El Mashad in Paris who worked on Iraq’s
nuclear program
1985 Iran Op Al Quds 1 north of Majnoon Islands Basra
1985 Iraq halted air raids for 2 wks on Iran calling on Iranians to push Khomeini towards peace
1988 Iraqi 1st Corps attacked Mawat Kurdistan
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1991 More than 1,000 Kurds protested outside US camp in Dohuk asking for them to stay to protect them
from Iraqi govt
1998 2nd day of meetings between UN inspectors and Iraq Agreed on inspection regime Inspectors
demanded that Iraq come clean on concealment program Tariq Aziz thought UN working with US to move goal posts every time there was progress to drag out process
(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)
2001 CIA report aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were probably for centrifuges for nuke program but
could be rockets Still no justification for claim
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 Gen Sanchez became commander of Coalition forces in Iraq
2003 Gen Petraeus flew to Baghdad telling CPA disbanding Iraq military threatened US troops
2003 1300 US troops conducted major search and raids in Fallujah
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2004 VP Cheney said Saddam had long standing ties with Al Qaeda
2004 Reports US soldiers and interrogators began warning of abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Nov and Dec
03
2005 Massoud Barzani sworn in as KRG president
2006 PM Maliki said Sadr City and Shiite areas off limits to US forces
2006 PM Maliki announced Op Together Forward to try to secure Baghdad and stop sectarian attacks
Failed
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2006 After returning from Iraq Bush said inspired by meeting PM Maliki and US was staying the course
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Def Sec Rumsfeld aide brought up Biden-Gelb idea of breaking up Iraq as possible exit strategy for
U.S.
2007 US Operation Arrowhead Ripper in Baquba Pushed insurgents out of city with help of 1920
Revolution Brigade
2008 Sadrist said they wouldnt run as a party in 2009 provincial elections just support candidates
(Musings On Iraq article on Sadr’s strategy)
2008 US Inspector General went to Kahn Bani Saad prison found no work being done Most of $1.2 mil in
materials gone
2008 Female suicide bomber in Qara Tappa targeted café where people watching World Cup 34 wounded
(Musings On Iraq article on female suicide bombers)
2010 New parliament seated 3 months after elections Only met for 18 minutes Was supposed to start work
on electing new president but didn’t PM Maliki adjourned session indefinitely to stall for time
2011 ISI attacked Diyala provincial council building in Baquba
2011 PM Maliki said he wanted to reduce the number of ministries in response to protests
2012 Gorran and PUK held meeting to try to reconcile Didn’t work
2012 Ninewa Gov Nujafi reversed course and said that he now supported Kurdish oil deal with Exxon
2012 Sadr returned from Iran said still for no confidence vote against PM Maliki but thanked him for
cabinet meetings in provinces Sadr started giving into Iranian pressure
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2013 ISF security sweep through western Anbar along Syrian and Jordanian border
2014 Ayatollah Sistani issued clarification that his fatwa to defend country was for men to join the ISF not
militias
(Musings On Iraq Iran And Its Shiite Militias Mobilize In Iraq Interview With Phillip Smyth)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Tel Avav Univ’s Rachel Kantz Federa on Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa To Defend Iraq)
2014 Insurgents seized Jalawla, Diyala
2014 12 imams in Mosul executed by ISIS for not giving it baya
2014 128 bodies of soldiers and police executed by ISIS in Mosul recovered
2014 Report differences emerging between ISIS and Naqshibandi over control of Mosul
2014 Ishaqi and Mutasim in Salahaddin recaptured by ISF 1st victories vs insurgents after
            sweep through north
2014 ISF and tribes forced insurgents out of Dhuluiya Ishaqi declared freed but still fighting 
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Northern Front Stalemate In Salahaddin)
2014 ISF and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq pushed insurgents out of Muqtadiya, Diyala
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2014 ISF withdrew from Rawa and Ana giving Anbar border to ISIS Fighting in Hit Habaniya Ramadi
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?)
2014 ISF started op to try to retake Saqlawiya, Anbar
2014 Report Peshmerga told remaining ISF in Kirkuk city to leave
2014 Sadr called for military parades by his militia in all the provinces to show their strength in face of
insurgents
(Musings On Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr And Iraq’s Militia Mobilizaton)
2014 1500 Iranian troops in Khanaqin district Diyala and 500 in Wasit to secure Iran-Iraq border areas
2014 1st Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps member killed in fighting in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on Iranian fatalities during war vs IS)
(Musings On Iraq Iranian Mobilization In Iraq In The Face Of The Insurgent Surge)
(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)

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