Monday, March 2, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 2

1981 Islamic Conf Organization met with Saddam Said he wanted ceasefire in war and wanted to
know what Khomeini wanted
1984 Iraqis used mustard gas against Iranians to try to turn them back in Basra marshes Was able to
gain bridgehead on South Majnoon island
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1986 Iraq made another attempt to retake Fao Peninsula Failed
(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)
1988 VP Bush told Iraq that it could buy dual use equipment for its WMD program from US
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
1991 Shiite revolt spread to Suq al-Shuyukh and Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar after Gulf War
1991 Shiite rebels attacked military intelligence headquarters in Basra
(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on 1st hand accounts of 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s view of 1991 Uprising)
(Ahulbayt Video on 1991 Uprising)
1991 Iraqi Hammurabi Div ordered to move north from Basra to help put down uprising Fired upon
            US 24th Inf Div breaking Gulf War ceasefire Was destroyed by US
1991 UN Resolution 686 required Iraq to accept 12 previous UN resolutions on Kuwait pay reparations
end annexation of Kuwait release POWs return stolen property
1992 UN investigation found that govt had executed hundreds of Shiites in southern marshes in recent
1992 Peshmerga launched counterattack upon Iraqi army in Kalak 60 killed
1993 After southern no fly zone created Iraqi forces began shelling and attacking southern marsh villages 
1995 US intercepted Iraqi report that it had uncovered INC-KDP-PUK uprising NSC ordered CIA to
withdraw any support for plan
1998 UN Resolution 1154 allowed weapons inspectors at Iraq’s presidential palaces US was hoping to
cause a confrontation to strike Iraq
1999 Wash Post reported that US intelligence was using UN inspectors to spy on Iraq something it denied
in Feb
(Musings On Iraq article on how US manipulated UN inspections)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)
2003 Senior admin official told NY Times UN weapons inspectors would not lead to anything
(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 Report US and UK increased air strikes in Iraq as part of no fly zone Were trying to weaken air
defenses before invasion
2004 5 Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide bombers hit Karbala and Khadimiya during Ashura killing 270 wounding
2007 300 ISI attacked funeral in Amiriya Fallujah for Feb 27 bombing of mosque attended by
Awakening leader Led to major battle between ISI vs Awakening police and army
(Musings On Iraq article on tribes turning on Al Qaeda in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq article on change in perceptions that led to Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2008 Mahdi Army and ISCI controlled ISF announced ceasefire in Nasiriya after 10 killed and 60
woundedin fighting between two sides
2015 Offensive to free Tikrit from IS began
2018 2nd report that General Dynamics withdrew most of its maintenance crews for Iraqi army’s Abrams
because Hashd had some of the tanks
(Musings On Iraq article on how Hashd got Abrams tanks)

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