Tuesday, August 27, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 27


1920 British forced to withdraw from Shatra during 1920 Revolt British were able to retake Baquba
from tribes
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1933 Iraqi govt sent letter to British newspaper claiming only a few Assyrian villages had been emptied of
people Baghdad had returned all stolen goods No truth to reports villages had been burned Was propaganda effort to cover up massacre of 600 Assyrians and 60 villages having been looted and destroyed
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1934 Ali Aiyubi became premier of Iraq, would hold office 3 times
1992 Report US funneled counterfeit dinars into Iraq to try to undermine economy and Saddam
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
1995 PKK attacked KDP as it was blocking its operations along Turkish border PUK Iran and Syria
gave aid to PKK KDP accused Badr and Iranian Revolutionary Guard of involvement in PKK offensive
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1996 PUK attacked KDP in Kurdistan Forced KDP out of most of its territory PUK backed by Iran
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2002 VP Cheney gave speech calling Saddam a threat that needed a pre-emptive strike to remove him
(Musings On Iraq book review America at the Crossroads, Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2002 Hosni Mubarak said that Arab League opposed invasion of Iraq
2003 White House considered asking Congress for additional $3 bil for reconstruction in Iraq on top of
previous $2.5 bil
2003 Oxfam started withdrawing from Iraq after terrorist bombings against aid groups by Zarqawi 4th aid
group to do so
2003 ORHA oil team met with 3 Oil Min director generals Said US not in Iraq to take its oil Picked top
positions within ministry Agreed needed to up oil production and refined products
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq and the Politics of Oil, An Insider’s Perspective)
2004 Ayatollah Sistani returned from London to Najaf Arranged ceasefire with Sadr to end Battle of
Najaf Mahdi Army were to turn in weapons but not be arrested Didn’t give up arms
2004 Sadr said “puppet police” couldn't protect Imam Ali shrine in Najaf and Mahdi Army still in control of
it
(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)
2006 PM Maliki told CNN violence was going down in Iraq no civil war but reconciliation MP Mutlaq said
no democracy developing because of violence
2006 National reconciliation meeting ended with 700 sheikhs Talked about creating committees to
negotiate with insurgency
2006 US Gen Thurman said Operation Together Forward II was reducing violence in Baghdad
2006 Khalis Diyala 22 shot in cafĂ© Judge’s home raided brother killed IED at market killed 6 Part of
sectarian fighting between militias and insurgents for control of province
2007 After meeting of PM Maliki Pres Talabani VP Hashemi VP Mahdi KRG Pres Barzani deal announced
to reform deBaathification law and release prisoners 2nd deal in 2007 Wouldn’t pass until 2008 because of opposition
2007 Badr run police got into argument with Sadrists outside Karbala shrine That night police arrested 20
            Sadrists at Sadr run mosque in city
2017 Tal Afar liberated by Iraqi forces

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