Tuesday, February 25, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 25


1984 Iranian troops headed towards Shatt al-Arab in Basra Reached Fish Lake and Majnoon Islands
1984 Iraqis used mustard gas against Iranians to try to turn back Op Kheibar All Iraqi reserves sent to area
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1984 Iraq began offensive attacking Iran’s ports and oil facilities along with shipping in Persian Gulf
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1985 Iraqi military intel warned Saddam Iranian offensive in Basra marshes imminent
(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)
1991 Soviets offered another peace plan and Iraq accepted it
1991 Iraqi SCUD missiles hit US army barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killed 28 and wounded over 100
Gulf War
1991 US and UK destroyed Iraqi 26th Inf Div and 52nd Arm Div routing Iraqi 7th Corps on western
            flank
1991 3 Republican Guard divisions ordered to west flank to block Coalition VII Corps
(Musings On Iraq book review M1 Abrams vs T-72 Ural, Operation Desert Storm 1991)
1991 US Marine helicopters made attack upon Kuwaiti coast to tie down Iraqi forces there
1991 Iraqis made first counterattacks in Kuwait but were destroyed Ordered forces to retreat to Kuwait
City
1991 Radio Baghdad announced withdrawal from Kuwait
1991 Sec of State Baker Natl Sec Adv Scowcroft said if Saddam remained in power UN sanctions would
stay in place
2002 1st war game for Iraq invasion ran at Scott Air Force Base Illinois
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2003 Army chief Gen Shinseki told Senate US needed several hundred thousand troops to successfully
occupy Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2003 PM Blair told CENTCOM cmdr Gen Franks UN had to play a major role in postwar Iraq
2003 Gen Franks told UK cmdr Adm Boyce US not thinking of WWII type Japanese or German rebuilding
effort in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Chapter 3 The Department of Defense Takes Charge)
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 Iraqi opposition meeting in Salahaddin, Irbil Couldn't agree on a govt in exile
2004 Insurgents killed deputy police chief in Mosul
2007 Report ISI killing opponents in Anbar including imams and sheikhs that spoke out against it
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2007 Suicide Bomber detonated device inside Mustansiriya Univ Baghdad 41 dead over 40 wounded
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2007 Sadr spokesman called on the ISF to protect the Iraqi people and not accept aid from U.S. Said no
security plan could work under the occupation
2007 Report Sadr purging Mahdi Army Suspended up to 40 commanders Sadr officials claimed they were
trying to purge those close to Iran and central control of militia Allowed some of his militia to be arrested by ISF
2007 Maliki govt claimed Iran halted all aid to militias
2011 Day of Rage protests across Iraq 23 killed by security forces during protests
2011 Protests in Hawija and Riyad led to police stations being burned and 3 police killed
2011 Police broke up demonstrations in Irbil city
(Musings On Iraq interview with journalist Wladimir Van Wilgenburg on 2011 KRG protests)
2011 Pres Talabani went to Kuwait independence day in 3rd move to normalize relations between 2
countries
2011 PM Maliki forced out Basra Governor Abbud

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