Monday, July 15, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 15


1920 UK Chief General Staff Wilson heard of 1920 revolt and ordered dispatch of division from India
to put it down
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1950 Cabinet resigned when PM Suwaidi complained his brother not appointed head of Cassation Court
Stayed in office because Regent out of country and couldn’t call for new govt
1952 Mustafa al-Umari became premier
1958 Deposed PM Nuri al-Said executed by Free Officers Regent’s body taken from royal palace Mutilated
Dragged through Baghdad streets
1968 PM Yahya resigned over divisions within military over running country that would eventually lead to
68 coup
1979 Saddam had Revolutionary Command Council Secretary General Mashadi arrested and tortured
Mashadi named Saddam opponents within Baath Party Those members later accused of a Syrian backed coup
1982 Iraqi counterattack against Iran’s Op Ramadan in Basra regained most lost territory
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1986 UK Official told Geneva conference that Iraq chemical weapons had caused 10,000 Iranian casualties
in Iran-Iraq War
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
1988 Iraq Op Tawakalna ala Allah 3 withdrew from Iranian territory ending offensive Took 5,000-
7,000 Iranian prisoners
1988 Iraq recaptured Sirwan Kurdistan
1988 Iran’s cabinet endorsed decision to accept UN Res 598 ending Iran-Iraq War but had to convince
Khomeini
1988 Rafsanjani publicly announced Iran’s withdrawal from 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 At Baath Party meeting decided Iraq should make its case to the world against Kuwait so that it would
not be seen as an aggressor Izzat al-Duri said Kuwait conspiring against Iraq and part of larger Israeli conspiracy
1990 At Arab League Iraq complained Kuwait tapping into Rumaila oil field in Basra costing Iraq $1
bil/year Demanded loans from UAE and Kuwait during Iran-Iraq War be forgiven Threatened force against Kuwait and UAE saying they were US puppets
1990 Iraq made first deployment of troops for Kuwait invasion
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
1991 US troops withdrew from Kurdistan after setting up safe area for displaced Kurds after Gulf War
2002 Czech Intel head doubted that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague in 2001
2002 Fmr Saddam Fedayeen told press Iraq trained Al Qaeda fighters in Salman Pak False story
2004 UN head inspector Blix accused PM Blair of misleading public on Iraq threat before invasion
2004 Report in 2003 UK intel found Zarqawi setting up cells in Baghdad 
2006 Insurgents stormed Olympic Committee in Baghdad Took 30 people including committee president
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2007 Report 45% of foreign fighters in Iraq come from Saudi Arabia More Saudis had been suicide
            bombers than any other nationality US tried to not talk about issue because Saudis are allies
2011 3 bombs in Karbala left 100 casualties
2012 Iraq complained about KRG-Turkish oil deals saying it would affect relations between two countries
2018 Protests in 9 provinces Sairoon offices in Babil attacked Hikma and Badr offices in Nasiriya burned
Police shot at crowds outside Dhi Qar provincial council building Attempt to burn council building in Maysan Led to police to kill 3 Mayor’s house in Maysan burned Fadhila Hikma Badr Dawa offices set on fire in Samawah Muthanna and council building sacked 3 more killed March in Baghdad broken up by security forces Basra provincial council building taken over with police killing 4 Protesters rushed gates at Zubayr oil field leading to 5 being shot and wounded Protest at Um Qasr port Basra Marches in Najaf and Qadisiya broke up by security forces
2018 Karbala council threatened to take its power station off the national grid unless protest demands met
2018 PM Abadi again talked about potential threat of protests Claimed small groups taking advantage of
them to destroy property and attack govt offices
(Musings On Iraq article on Jul 15 protests)

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