Monday, October 5, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 5

 

1915 6th Army created by Ottomans under command of German Gen von der Goltz to defend

Mesopotamia from British

1922 King Faisal accepted Anglo-Iraq Treaty

(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)

1922 UK Sec of War Evans lobbied cabinet to withdraw from Mosul province

(Musings On Iraq How The Ottoman Province Of Mosul Became Part Of Iraq)

1974 Kurdish parliament appointed by Baghdad took office

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurds, A Modern History)

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

1975 Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz went to Damascus to discuss uniting Iraq and Syria

1980 Iraq ended unilateral ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War after Iran didn’t follow suite and went back to

fighting

1982 Iranians regrouped during Op Muslim ibn Aql Attacked again Broke through Iraqi lines and

reached Mandali Diyala

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

1985 Iraq ended air strikes on Kharg Island Iran’s main oil terminal Hit 21 times but no lasting damage

(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

(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)

1990 Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz addressed UN saying Iraq wouldn’t compromise on Kuwait

2000 During VP debate Cheney said US might have to take military action to remove Saddam in future

2002 Bush in weekly radio address said U.S. had found Saddam ordered field commanders to use

chemical weapons something Iraq denied it had

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

2002 CIA Dir Tenet told White House to remove Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger from Bush speech

Said intel was weak

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

2002 Knight Ridder article quoted several intelligence officers that Bush admin ignored dissenting

opinions on aluminum tubes

(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)

2004 Bremer said US never had enough troops in Iraq while he was running the CPA Said military

thought troop levels fine

2005 Parliament changed decision from actual voters back to registered ones for no vote on constitution

(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)

2005 Suicide bomber hit mosque in Hilla, Babil killing 27 wounding 87

2005 UK official claimed Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah providing EFPs to Shiite militias

in Basra to attack British troops

(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 

(Musings On Iraq Hezbollah’s Role In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

2005 UK Def Intel Chief report after trip to Iraq Said security worse despite political progress Said if

strategy not changed situation would not allow UK withdrawal

2006 UK Intel report on Maliki govt Coordination within govt poor Maliki wanted to keep Shiite support

Opposed Coalition action vs militias as a result Wanted political solution to that problem Little progress on reconciliation Govt full of distrust Sunni ministers felt excluded Shiite and Kurdish ministers questioned whether Sunnis willing to give up violence

2006 Sunni leaders told Sec State Rice Iraq breaking apart They were victims of sectarian violence and no

one protecting them

2006 SCIRI head Hakim told Sec State Rice Shiites tried to work with Sunnis but they were

obstructionists

2006 Sec State Rice told PM Maliki if there was no reconciliation US would leave and Maliki would end

up being hung

2006 Al Jazeera played tape by Islamic Army offering talks with US Said Iraq facing occupation by US

and Iranians and latter worse Said Zarqawi had made mistakes in Iraq

2006 Al-Bubaz tribe in Baghdad Diyala Salahaddin said it was going to start working with Al Qaeda in

Iraq

2006 Report Maliki govt sent envoys to Syria Egypt UAE Jordan to try to stop support for insurgency 

2006 Displacement Min 80,000 displaced registered with ministry July-Aug 40,000 families asked for

govt aid last 7 months Officials said real numbers higher Head of Intl Org for Migration said most displaced had no plans to return

2007 Natl Sec Adv Rubaie said that Iran increased arms shipments to militias and infiltrations into Iraq

Said number of arms found by US was only tip of iceberg Said sending more advanced weapons Policy ordered by Ayatollah Khamanei Said Iranian influence pervasive throughout Iraq Came week after PM Maliki claimed Iran stopped all support for militias

(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2007 Report ISI carrying out assassination campaign vs Anbar Awakening leaders

(Musings On Iraq The Demise But Not Death of Al Qaeda In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)

2008 Egyptian Foreign and Oil Ministers visited Iraq 1st Egyptian official visit since 1990 Said would re-

open mission Closed offices in July 05 after diplomat kidnapped and killed by Al Qaeda in Iraq

2008 Report Govt raised salaries 50-75% to try to keep professionals More than 7000 doctors fled Iraq 600

came back Higher Educ Min said 6700 professionals left 150 came back

2008 Displacement Min trying to close displacement camp in Najaf Maliki govt wanted to close all camps

to claim displacement over

2009 UN report 71% of Iraqis lived in urban areas Of those 57% lived in slum conditions

(Musings On Iraq Almost Half Of Iraqis Live In Slum Conditions)

2017 Riyad and Hawija in Kirkuk liberated from Islamic State

(Musings On Iraq Center of Hawija Taken As Operations Reaches Final Phase)

(Musings On Iraq Town of Hawija Liberated From the Islamic State)

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Forces Finish Hawija Now On To Western Anbar Again)

2017 Turkey’s President Erdogan threatened to close border and air space to Kurdistan

            in retaliation for KRG independence referendum

(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq review Quicksilver War, Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict)

2019 Baghdad people tried to march on Tahrir Square Shot at by police killing 7 Clashes

with ISF in Zafaraniya 1 killed Police tried to shut off Sadr City leading to clashes Mortar fired into area 2 killed in Shula 5 TV stations in Baghdad attacked likely by Hashd Basra protesters arrested Nasiriya Saraya Khorasani Badr Asaib Ahl Al-Haq Dawa Communists Fadhila ISCI Hikma offices all burned in city 5 killed Police shot at crowd in Diwaniya killing 6 Kut people tried to burn dep gov’s house with 1 killed

(Musings On Iraq Govt Violence Reducing Number Of Protests In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Khorasani Brigade Another Iraq Militia That Returned Home From Syria To Fight The Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

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