Wednesday, July 10, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 10


1924 First elections held in Iraq Was for Constituent Assembly
1940 England decided to send Indian Div to Basra after PM Gaylani wanted to block British troops moving
through Iraq as part of Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1940 UK Cmdr in Middle East Gen Wavell thought sending British troops to Iraq would destabilize region
so Indian Div sent to Egypt instead
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(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 And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1967 General Tahir Yahya became premier 2nd time Was later charged with corruption
1978 Former Prime Minister Naif died from gunshot wounds from assassination attempt by Iraqi agents in
London
1978 England expelled Iraqi diplomats and intel officers for Naif assassination Iraq retaliated by expelling
British diplomats arresting British businessmen Embargo on UK
1988 Iraq recaptured 14 mountain peaks in Panjwin area of 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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1990 Gulf OPEC members met and agreed to follow quotas which Iraq had been demanding Iraq needed to
raise revenues after encurring huge debts from Iran-Iraq War
1991 UN set up camps at Lake Hammar to take in displaced from southern marshes but govt did not allow
people to enter
2002 Pentagon Defense Policy Board met over Iraq invasion plans Angry military not thinking
innovatively Wanted generals fired
2003 Iraqi police demonstration in Baghdad saying US forces in city led to attacks upon police
2003 Sec State Powell told ABC that captured trailers were Iraqi mobile WMD labs
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2007 US GAO report Pentagon could not account for weapons it gave to ISF from Jun 04 to Dec 05
Around 190,000 weapons were unaccounted for US still didn’t have accounting process in place by 2007
2008 2 Sadrist politicians and an Iraqi army officers said Hezbollah ran two training camps in Basra since
2006 Up to 10 Hezbollah operatives trained Special Groups there Closed during Charge of Knights
2008 Sadrist politicians and army officer said Hezbollah involved in Jan 07 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq raid on
Karbala that killed US soldiers and involved in AAH kidnapping of 5 Britons from Finance Min in Baghdad May 07
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2009 US released 5 Iran Rev Guards members it held since 2007 as part of SOFA that said US had to
release all prisoners by 2011
(Musings On Iraq 5 Revolutionary Guards Members Let Go By U.S.)
2009 KRG parliament agreed to postpone referendum on new constitution that laid claim to disputed
areas and would have given Pres Barzani greater powers
(Musings On Iraq Kurds Agree To Suspend Vote On Controversial Constitution)
2012 During visit to Irbil Pres Barzani tried to get Syria’s Kurdish National Council and Democratic Union
Party to unite and not align with PKK
2014 IS’s Dabiq magazine included article with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calling for Muslims to conduct hijra
migration to the caliphate
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2017 PM Abadi declared Mosul freed after 9 month long campaign Heavy fighting continued in city
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Ret. Col Witty on the Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Horizon Client Access’ Alex Mello on Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera on Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with International Center for Study of Radicalization’s Charlie Winter on how IS media dealt with its defeat in Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with BBC’s Quentin Sommerville on the Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Niqash’s Mustafa Habib on Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reuters’ Stephen Kalin on Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with AFP’s Ahmad Mousa on Battle of Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq interview with journalist Florian Neuhof on Battle of Mosul)
2018 Protest in Dhi Qar over jobs water and electricity Protests in Basra blocked roads to Rumaila and
West Qurna oil fields and Lukoil offices demanding jobs and justice for protester killed Jul 8

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