Sunday, August 25, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 25


1920 British gave limited self-rule in Najaf to try to stop 1920 Revolt there
1920 UK Cmdr Gen Haldane wrote that almost all the tribes north of Diyala had joined the 1920 revolt and
was afraid it was spreading to Kirkuk and Irbil
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1922 British High Commissioner for Iraq Cox demanded apology from King Faisal for anti-Mandate
comment at his party
1941 British forces in Basra and Diyala invaded Iran where Shah refused to expel Germans spreading Axis
propaganda
1969 Bakr govt executed opponents in central Baghdad
1981 Saddam met with military command Said strategy was to bleed Iranian army and destroy Iran’s oil and
electricity industry
1983 Turkey conducted 2nd raid into Iraqi Kurdistan attacking PKK and KDP bases under Iraq-Turkey
security agreement
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
1988 Villages in Dohuk hit by chemical weapons in 6th Anfal campaign
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1990 UN Resolution 665 strengthened economic sanctions on Iraq for Kuwait invasion
2002 James Baker OpEd in New York Times said US needed UN resolution that Iraq submit to inspections
anytime Said US needed to be explicit that if Iraq avoided the inspections US would invade and change the govt
2003 Funeral in Najaf turned into anti-American demonstration
2004 US army investigation blamed morally corrupt soldiers and contractors poor leadership for Abu Ghraib
prison abuse scandal Found intelligence officers played leading role in Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal
2004 Ayatollah Sistani said he would return from medical treatment in England to Iraq to try to end
2nd Battle of Najaf
(Musings On Iraq article on 2nd battle of Najaf)
(Musings On Iraq book review Battle For The City Of The Dead)
(Musings On Iraq book review US Marines in Battle An-Najaf August 20014)
2005 Constitutional committee given 3rd extension to finish work
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2006 Iraqis looted base exited by British in Maysan before Iraqi forces could take it over
2006 Head of Association of Muslim Scholars Sheikh Dhari said he was willing to meet with Ayatollah
Sistani to talk about ending national crisis
2008 Electricity Min announced that power production had reached same level as 2002 before US invasion
Only 50% of demand was being met though due to huge increase in usage after 2003 Later turned out Ministry included power provided from Iran and Turkey
(Musings On Iraq article on Electricity Min announcement)
2009 Iraqi govt demanded Syria turn over 2 Baathists accused of involvement in Aug 18 Baghdad
bombings and expel all terrorists Iraq and Syria ended up withdrawing their ambassadors Ended PM Maliki’s reconciliation with Syria
2009 ISI claimed responsibility for Aug 18 Baghdad bombings
(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Can’t Get Its Story Straight On Aug 18 Bombings)
2010 ISI coordinated attacks in Mosul Kirkuk Tikrit Dujail Baquba Muqtadiya Ramadi Fallujah Karbala Kut
Basra Baghdad
2016 Iraqi forces freed Qayara Ninewa

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