Saturday, June 15, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 15


1920 War Min Churchill wrote UK Cabinet that he was ready to give up Mosul province to save
costs
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia/Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied)
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1947 Mustafa Barzani revolt against govt put down and he fled to Soviet Union
1957 PM Nuri al-Said made cover of Time magazine
1966 KDP defeated govt forces near Hendrin
1966 PM Bazzaz made national speech saying Baghdad ready to recognize Kurdish nationalism and rights
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1968 Amid growing anti-Arif govt activity PM Yahya resigned but was asked to stay on
1985 War of Cities ended as both sides ran low on missiles
1985 From Mar to Jun 1985 43 Iraqi air raids on Tehran Only 12 Iranian SCUDs hit Baghdad in response
Iraq caused little damage in war of cities and failed to push Iran towards peace talks
1988 Iraqi counterattacks pushed Iran Op Beit al-Moqaddas 7 in Basra back to starting point
(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 Fighting broke out between PUK and KDP in Sulaymaniya during funeral leaving 12 dead more than
40 wounded
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2003 Sadrist march in Basra against British occupation
2003 US scheduled elections for Najaf cancelled because worried Sadrists might win
2003 Report British looked at captured Iraq trailers and found not mobile WMD labs
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2003 Sr British official said that the CPA was chaotic
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 US started Op Desert Scorpion to hunt down insurgents from Baghdad to Kirkuk
2004 Bush said Zarqawi was best evidence that Saddam had connections to Al Qaeda
2004 Sec State Powell said White House stuck with claims of Iraq-Al Qaeda connections
2005 Report US recorded Peshmerga arresting hundreds of Arabs and Turkmen in
            Kirkuk and putting them in KRG prisons
2006 Marine report murder of Iraqi civilians was covered up by unit and commanders
            didn’t show any interest in investigating
2008 Report Sadr creating new militia units to attack US forces
2009 Gen Odierno said foreign fighters coming to Iraq down and Syria trying to regulate border
2010 1st session of new parliament held to meet deadline Was supposed to elect new
            speaker but didn’t because of political disputes
2011 KRG opposition parties welcomed Pres Barzani’s reform proposals Never
            followed through with
2011 Sadrists dared PM Maliki to try to form a majority govt
2012 Sadrist MP said movement now not for removing PM Maliki anymore after pressure
            from Iran
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2013 ISIS’ Baghdadi said he would not follow Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri’s decision to break
with Al-Nusra Front in Syria
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2013 New Baghdad govt announced State of Law shut out of major positions by Sadrists Supreme Council
Mutahidun State of Law won governorship of Babil
2014 Baghdadi issued audio message saying ISIS was going to create caliphate
2014 ISIS began posting pictures online of Camp Speicher massacre
(Musings On Iraq How Northern Iraq Fell To The Insurgency)
2014 Insurgents attacked power plant that supplied electricity to most of Anbar Driven off
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?)
2014 Insurgents attacked and turned back at Tal Afar, Ninewa 50 prisoners executed in Tal Afar by govt
forces
2014 ISF fled Qara Tapa, Diyala and peshmerga moved in
2014 Yazidi leader in Sinjar district asked KRG for protection from insurgents
2014 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq leader Khazali blamed ISIS Baathists Kurds regional countries for security
crisis in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
(Musings On Iraq Iran And Its Shiite Militias Mobilize In Iraq Interview With Phillip Smyth)
2015 First displaced families returned to Tikrit after its liberation

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