Sunday, January 5, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 5


1909 Riot in Mosul after Kirkuk soldier insulted a woman Organized by elites opposed to
Ottoman reforms 60 killed
1918 UK PM George said Ottoman provinces including Mesopotamia should have “separate
national conditions”
1957 Iraq backed Eisenhower Doctrine to oppose communism in Middle East
1981 Iranian Pres Bani Sadr announced counter attack against Iraq using Basij militia and army
1981 Clergy convinced Ayatollah Khomeini to launch early campaign to try to win back all the
lost territory from Iraq Started with Op Hoveyzeh 3 pronged attack 1 front in Hamdiya to break siege of Abadan in south Started bad 2nd front was to reach Susangard next to Maysan 3rd front attacked towards Qasr e-Shirin in central front
1981 Iranian brigade infiltrated Iraqi lines around Geilan Zarb near Qasr e-Shirin in central front
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1982 Iran retook Gilan e Gharb but failed to take Naft Shah in central front
(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)
1993 US England and France demanded that Iraq remove anti-aircraft missiles from No Fly Zone
Iraq complied
1999 UN weapons inspector report said Iraq had not accounted for 550 mustard gas artillery rounds
These unaccounted for stocks would become a major argument by the Bush White House that Iraq was hiding its WMD
(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 article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
2000 Saddam said sanctions would erode by themselves and that already started
2004 White House presented CPA’s reconstruction plan to Congress
2004 3 US soldiers discharged after found guilty of abusing prisoners at Camp Bucca Basra
2005 State Dept report said Iraqi security forces were ineffective in most of country due to
insurgent attacks
2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide car bomb in Ramadi killed 80 tribal recruits for police
2007 American kidnapped by Mahdi Army at checkpoint in Basra Iraqis that were with American were
found dead
2008 PM Maliki said Sahwa infiltrated by ISI and Baathists and attacked ISF
2010 Report that US was in talks with Baathists in Iraq to try to get them to reconcile Maliki govt
criticized talks
(Musings On Iraq article on US-Iraq talks with Baathists and insurgents)
2011 Sadr returned to Iraq after four years in Iran Fled to escape Surge
(Musings On Iraq article on Sadr’s return to Iraq from Iran)
(Musings On Iraq article on why Sadr left Iraq during Surge)
(Musings On Iraq article on Sadr’s religious training in Iran after he left Iraq)
2012 Bombings of Shiite pilgrims during Arbayeen left over 120 casualties
2014 Sec of State Kerry said US would assist Iraqi govt with renewed insurgency

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