Tuesday, May 19, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - May 19

1924 Sir Percy Cox told Constantinople Conference Assyrians would be settled in northern Iraq
by govt
(Musings On Iraq review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)
1941 British took Fallujah from Iraqi forces after heavy bombing Was necessary to cross Euphrates to
move onto Baghdad 300 Iraqis captured
(Musings On Iraq article on 1941 Battle of Fallujah)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Boich World War II In Iraq and Syria)
1941 Iraqi command found out about loss of Fallujah and decided to launch counterattack
1941 Iraq Def Min Shawkat returned from Turkey Was accused of being a traitor by Golden Square
officers for talking about mediation with England Fled to Turkey
1941 Mullah Mustafa Barzani arrived in Sulaymaniya after escaping Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)
(Musings On Iraq review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
(Musings On Iraq review Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State In Iraq and the Levant, 1941)
1958 Ahmad Baban became premier Was a Kurd
1982 Iranian Op Bait al-Moqaddas Began shelling Khorramshahr in south
Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982
1986 Iraq counterattack to retake Mangesh in Kurdistan Repulsed by KDP 800 Iraqi prisoners taken
(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 review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)
1992 Kurds held election for 105 seat regional parliament and leader 7 parties ran 4 candidates for
leader KDP won 51 seats PUK 49 in new Kurdish parliament Barzani gave 1 seat to PUK to maintain Kurdish unity
1997 KDP attacked PKK in Irbil with support of Turkey 53 KDP and 58 PKK killed
(Musings On Iraq review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1999 Clinton admin sent letter to Congress saying US would support Kurds as long as they remained
2003 ORHA head Garner told Congress ORHA was ad hoc and didn't have enough time to plan for
postwar Iraq
(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Dysfunctional Democracy)
2003 10,000 Sadrists protested in Baghdad against US occupation
(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)
2003 500 Iraqis protested outside Green Zone over pending disbandment of army
2003 CPA head Bremer sent Sec Def Rumsfeld final draft of order to disband Iraqi military
(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
(Musings On Iraq Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Chapter 6 Charting A New Course)
2003 US intel paper to White House said captured Iraq trailers were mobile WMD labs
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2004 US soldiers involved in Abu Ghraib prison abuse sentenced one year in prison
2005 Report that US attempt to push ISF into lead in war failing because Iraqi forces not ready yet
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2007 US killed Asaibh Al Ahl-Haq’s Karbala commander Dulaimi in raid
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2008 Fmr Dep Sec Def Feith claimed Iraq’s WMD was a threat Said Iraq had WMD programs and could
have produced WMD in 3-5 wks Wasn’t true Claimed he believed Iraqi army and police would maintain security after invasion but was wrong Feith wrote CPA order disbanding military
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2009 Pentagon said foreign fighters still coming to Iraq from Syria and Iranian weapons still being found
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2009 US organized meeting between Sahwa and govt after 17 Sahwa leaders arrested
(Musings On Iraq Sons of Iraq Integration Update)
2009 Iraqi govt survey found 23% of Iraqis living in poverty Poverty highest in Muthanna 49% Babil 41%
Salahaddin 40% lowest in Dohuk 10% Irbil 3% Sulaymaniya 3%
(Musings On Iraq Survey Finds 23% of Iraqis Live In Poverty)
2010 Talks held between Hadbaa party and Kurds over Ninewa provincial council which Kurds had
boycotted since 09 elections
(Musings On Iraq article on Kurd-Al Hadbaa dispute in Ninewa)
2011 Twin bombs in Kirkuk left 120 casualties
2012 Sadr called conference with Kurds Speaker Nujafi Ahmed Chalabi about PM Maliki
(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2012 Ayatollah Haeri called on Sadr to stop trying to divide Shiites showing Iran’s displeasure with moves
against PM Maliki
2012 France’s Total announced talks with KRG about oil deals there over objections of Baghdad
2012 Protest in Basra against Turkey hosting wanted ex-VP Hashemi
2013 Provincial election results finalized State of Law won 112 seats Down from 126 in 2009
2013 PM Maliki responded to protest movement Said provinces could become regions if followed
constitution Maliki was actively working to undermine attempts
2013 Sheikh Saadi religious leader in Anbar protests said he gave up on his initiative to hold talks with
2014 Election results announced with PM Maliki’s State of Law coming in first
2014 Sulaymaniya Educ dept went on strike over not getting paid and protests in 2 towns over lack of
services in KRG
2014 ISF went on rampage in Khalis, Diyala after checkpoint attacked Burned mosque fields 2 houses
2015 State of Law MP said Iraq should rely on Iran not US for military aid Claimed fall of Ramadi proved
US helping IS
2015 Hashd spokesman claimed retaking Ramadi would be easier than Tikrit
(Musings On Iraq interview with Ahmed Ali on fall of Ramadi)
2016 ISF freed Rutba, Anbar from IS opening road from Baghdad to Jordan
2019 Rocket fired at Baghdad’s Green Zone by pro-Iran group due to US-Iran tensions Would be first of 7

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