Thursday, November 7, 2019

This Day In Iraqi Hisory - Nov 7


1914 British troops started march from the port of Fao to the city of Basra
1940 British cabinet decided to send emissary to Iraq to demand Regent remove PM Gaylani from
power for his overtures to Axis
(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 of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Boich World War II In Iraq and Syria)
1968 Baath National Guard fired on Communist march killing 3
(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)
1978 Iraq and Syria announced they were working to unify their two states
1980 Iranian commandos attacked Iraqi oil export terminals at Mina al-Bakr and Fao
1987 Iraqis attacked Kurds in Mawat Kurdistan clearing 200 sq km
(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 The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
2002 UK Embassy in US said hawks in Washington thought UN Res 1441 authorizing new weapons
inspections was a defeat
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Abizaid told Bremer US should bring back ex-Iraq officers into new
army Bremer said no
2004 2nd Battle of Fallujah started
2004 PM Allawi declared martial law for 2 months Ordered curfew in Fallujah and closed Baghdad
international airport
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
2006 Interior Ministry charged almost 100 police including 18 officers and a general for torturing
prisoners at east Baghdad Site 4 detention facility Held 1,431 people
2007 ISCI controlled police arrested Sadrists in Diwaniya Sadrist dep governor of Karbala fled after
clashes between ISCI police and Mahdi Army despite Sadr freeze on militia PM Maliki appointed police chief in Karbala survived assassination attempt in Basra
2007 US cmdr in Baghdad said reduction in violence in capital sustainable Said ISI no longer had foothold
in city IEDs down 70% Death squad killings down 80%
2010 Turkey’s Foreign Min Davutoglu travelled to Iraq to try to help form new govt
2015 Maliki said Abadi’s reforms were unconstitutional
2015 PM Abadi went to Najaf to gain more support for reforms but Sistani would not meet with him
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)

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