Wednesday, July 3, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 3


1923 35 clerics and religious students left Iraq for Persia to protest deportation of Mujtahid Khalisi
for opposition activities
1946 Oil workers in Kirkuk led by Communists held meetings about their work conditions Led to strike
1963 Communist uprising at Rasheed military camp in Baghdad against Baathists
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1981 Saddam offered another truce in war rejected by Iran
1986 Iranian forces recaptured Mehran Iran Iraq lost 1000 dead 1200 prisoners 3000 wounded Iran lost
3000 dead 9000 wounded
(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)
2001 UN Res 1360 renewed Oil for Food program
2003 38,000 police came back to duty after Bremer threatened to fire them for not working after invasion
(Musings On Iraq interview with Col Ted Spain on how US struggled to establish law and order in post-invasion Iraq)  
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how US failed to develop the Iraqi police)
2003 Ex CIA official said White House pushed hard on CIA to find Iraq-Al Qaeda connections but didn't
find any
2004 3 US military review of 2003 invasion found that logistics were lacking and military intelligence was
largely useless
2010 VP Biden made surprise visit to Iraq to try to help form new govt after elections
2011 MP said $1 mil fraud case for ISF buying dogs that couldn’t detect bombs used at checkpoints
Nothing happened
2011 ISF launched op in Maysan to block Iranian weapons flowing into Iraq as result of increased militia
attacks on US forces
(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) 
2011 Protest in Nasiriya for turning Dhi Qar into autonomous region
2012 Parliament passed $9 bil supplemental budget fueled by high oil prices
2012 Iranian delegation arrived in Iraq to try to improve relations between PM Maliki and Sadr
2014 ISF claimed parts of Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil cleared Was still under IS control
2014 Khalidiya, Anbar cleared by ISF
2014 Report over 2,500 IS cells operating in Baghdad province
2014 Pres Barzani called on KRG parliament to create commission to create referendum on KRG
independence
2016 Karrada Baghdad car bomb set off fire in mall killing 324 wounding 200
2016 PM Abadi ordered withdrawal of fake bomb detectors at checkpoints in Baghdad
2017 Protest in Baghdad and Najaf over lack of electricity Night march in Karbala demanding services

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