Tuesday, December 31, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 31


1920 High Commission Sir Cox reported that many sheikhs of large confederations
supported Mandate and didn't want an Iraqi govt
(Musings On Iraq book review Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied)
1980 Attacks upon Iranian oil facilities and ports cost it $6 bil in 1980 Attacks on Iraqi oil facilities
and ports cost $4 bil
1981 End of 1st yr of Iran-Iraq War 22,000 Iraqi 38,000 Iranian dead
(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)
2002 UN inspector told press they were finding no evidence of Iraq’s WMD and Western intel
providing nothing substantive
(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)
2003 Bush said couldn’t tell whether Iraq had a nuclear weapon or not
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2003 3 dead 20 wounded after Arabs and Turkemn stormed PUK office in Kirkuk
2007 Iraqi govt reported 16,232 civilians deaths in 07 up from 12,360 in 06
2007 Deadline to hold referendum on future of disputed territories under Constitution’s Article 140
passed
2007 Deadline for committee to revise Iraqi constitution missed Was 4th time delayed Never finished
job
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2007 Report Govt had hired 150,000 police from Sep to Dec 07 8 provinces asked for 45,000 more police
Most had no training Interior Min only agreed to 12,000
2011 US withdrew forces from Iraq under Status of Forces Agreement
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
(Musings On Iraq book review Quicksilver War, Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict)
2011 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq and Sadrists got into gunfight in Sadr City and Kadhimiya Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2013 Anbar council negotiated withdrawal of 2 ISF units from Ramadi to try to control protests and
fighting
2013 PM Maliki said he would withdraw ISF from cities in Anbar after closed protest sites led to fighting
2013 Speaker Nujafi announced Mutahidun withdrawing from govt to protest PM Maliki shutting down
Ramadi protest site
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki crackdown on Anbar protests)
2013 10 houses in Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr blown up by ISI forcing 84 families to flee
2013 Army base outside Ramadi hit by rockets Base in Baghadi Anbar shot at Police station in
Ramadi taken over 2 army bases in Haditha and Baghdadi overrun
(Musings On Iraq article on insurgent offensive in Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq article on aftermath of shutting down Anbar protest sites)

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