Tuesday, January 7, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 7


1916 British made second assault on Ottomans during Battle of Sheikh Saad taking part of
the Ottoman defenses
1917 British made diversionary attacks along Tigris River to draw Ottoman forces away from
Khadairi Bend fort
1950 British memo said Iraqi Military Mission in Damascus was preparing for coup in Damascus
to join Iraq and Syria
(Musings On Iraq book review of Ropes Of Sand that includes Iraq plots against Syria)
1974 Baath Party congress organized by Saddam called for one party state
(Musings On Iraq book review The Ba’thification of Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s Totalitarianism)
1981 Largest tank battle since 1973 Arab-Israeli war continued for 2nd day in Op Hoveyzeh Iraq and
Iran lost total of 3 tank battalions
1981 Iran recaptured Geilan Zarb in central front Iran lost total of 400 dead Iran didn’t have
troops to hold town so retreated to hills outside
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1981 Iran attacked Arkavaz central front Iraqi forces retreated without much of a fight
(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)
2003 IAEA went to Al Qaim facility 3rd time US claimed was an active Iraqi nuclear plant Found it
destroyed
(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 how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)
2004 Bremer met with Barzani and Talabani 2nd time over federalism Kurds objected to federalism based
upon provinces Wanted one based upon ethnicity so KRG maintained
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)
2006 Report US held talks with insurgents inside and outside Iraq since fall 2005 Not much
progress said to have been made
2006 Report insurgents expressed complaints and splits with Al Qaeda in Iraq
2007 ISI issued Baghdad defense plan Called for locals to create local defense units Divide neighborhoods
into sectors each with its own defensive plan Insurgents would launch offensive ops against Shiite areas
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2007 Report Insurgent groups willing to talk with US Called off negotiations after Saddam’s execution Dec
30 Demands were unreasonable such as dismissing Maliki govt and replacing it with a political and military council
2010 Accountability and Justice Commission banned 511 candidates from 14 lists from election for
Baathist ties Was part of move by Shiite parties to make Baathists part of election
(Musings On Iraq article Accountability And Justice Commission Attempts To Interfere In 2010 Elections)
(Musings On Iraq Return Of Sectarian Politics To Iraq)

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