Monday, March 9, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 9


1917 1st British assault on Baghdad turned back by Ottomans
1918 British took Hit Anbar without a fight from Ottomans
1959 End of Mosul Revolt led Kurds to loot city and attack civilians Communists and Leftists also
attacked pan-Arabists and rich in city as well
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1974 Bakr govt told Kurds had two days to accept government’s autonomy plan Kurds objected
because didn't include Kirkuk Sinjar Khanaqin and wanted new census Bakr said no
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1975 Shah announced Algiers Agreement over border with Iraq
1984 Using chemical weapons Iraq retook all areas in Basra from Iranians except Majnoon Islands
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
1986 Iraq made 3rd attempt to re-capture Fao Peninsula
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1987 Iran were outside Rawandaz Kurdistan but ordered to stop due to threats by Turkey to not
advance anymore
(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 Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)
1991 Kurdish rebellion started in Halabja and Arbat
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1991 Hussein Kamal led Iraqi forces to retake Karbala from rebels
(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)
1999 Fighting between Iraqi forces and SCIRI’s Badr Brigade in 2 southern provinces
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2003 Karbala Div commander memo said main threat was not US invasion but internal rebellions
2003 PM Blair told Bush he needed a 2nd UN resolution authorizing force against Iraq to get parliament’s
support for war Bush said he couldn't wait
2003 PM Blair told Bush UK would back US in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 Sec State Powell told CNN that European country came up with new evidence that aluminum
tubes Iraq tried to buy were for nukes not rockets
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 Sec State Powell on Meet The Press Iraq-Niger uranium story open to investigation and IAEA had
been wrong about Iraq’s nuke program in 1990s
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2004 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate that he told VP Cheney trailers found in Iraq were not conclusive
evidence of Iraq WMD Said US intel still unsure about what trailers found in Iraq were used for Said CIA did not agree with Pentagon paper that Iraq had long cooperation with Al Qaeda
(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claim That Iraq Had WMD)
(Musings On Iraq Look Who The LA Times Dug Up – CURVEBALL)
(Musings On Iraq Story of CURVEBALL And Iraq’s Mobile Biological Weapons Labs)
2004 3 killed 20 wounded in fighting between Arabs Kurds Turkmen in Kirkuk city
2008 Basra officials said security situation worsening because of flood of weapons from Iran and called
for Basra Operations commander to resign
2009 Turkey announced program to train Iraqi army in Turkey
2010 Kurdish Awene newspaper said electoral fraud in Irbil election and sued by KDP
2013 Babil intel arrested 12 ISI members Claimed they were backed by Sheikh Sulaiman and Sheikh Abu
Risha who were leaders in Anbar protests
2013 Free Iraq Intifada leader arrested Group issued ultimatum to release him or face rebellion Hoping to
turn protests to violence Free Iraq Intifada Naqshibandi front group organizing protests in Mosul, Hawija Kirkuk Tikrit
2015 Peshmerga began offensive to take towns south of Kirkuk city from IS
2018 Report IMF’s Stand By Agreement on hold with Iraq over 2018 budget cutting spending for KRG
and reducing non-oil govt revenue

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