Thursday, November 19, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 19


1914 British troops took Ottoman fort at Sahil in the city of Basra

1973 KDP and Communists began talks to end hostilities between two KDP had been attacking

Communists for its alliance with Bakr govt

(Musings On Iraq 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)

1991 UN report said Iraqi forces used torture and mass killings to put down Shiite uprising after Gulf


1997 KDP recaptured lost territory from PUK

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

1997 UN told that dramatic increase in Iraqi oil smuggling through Iran violating UN sanctions

1997 Wash Post OpEd by Wolfowitz and Khalilzad called for US to overthrow Saddam

(Musings On Iraq review The Road to Iraq, The Making of a Neoconservative War)

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

1998 Iraqis refused to hand over documents to UN inspectors

(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)

1999 UN Res 1275 extended Oil for Food program for Iraq

2002 UK Def Min official warned Blair’s office that without proper postwar planning Iraq war could


(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

2003 Car bomb at Sheikh Suleiman’s home after he made deal with US for police to take over security in


2004 Assoc of Muslim Scholars announced Sunni boycott of Jan 05 elections claiming results would

be fake and non-representative

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

2004 Gen Smith dep cmdr CENTCOM said insurgents were carrying out effective intimidation

campaign before Jan 05 elections

2005 Marines killed 24 civilians in revenge for Marine being killed by IED in Haditha

2006 Dep Health Min Saffar kidnapped by policeman run by Mahdi Army Killed him under orders of Dep

Health Min Zamili

2006 Suicide car bomb hit day laborers in Hillah killing 22 wounding 40 3 car bombs hit bus station

            east Baghdad killing 10 injuring 45

(Musings On Iraq review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)

(Musings On Iraq review Suicide Bombers In Iraq, The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom)

2006 Syrian Foreign Minister visited Baghdad 1st high ranking Syrian official to visit since 2003 Said

Assad backed Maliki govt and wanted foreign troops to withdraw

2006 Iraqi Islamic Party said warrant for Dhari head of Muslim Scholars Assoc ended Maliki’s

reconciliation program Iraqi Accordance Front demanded warrant be withdrawn 1,000 protested in Adhamiya against warrant

2006 AP reported more Iraqis died in first three weeks of Nov than all of Oct Nov 1-19 1,319 dead vs

1,216 in Oct

2007 US-Iraqi raids on Sadrists in Diwaniya and Najaf Dozens of Mahdi Army members arrested 70

police in Diwaniya dismissed for connections to militia Was part of Op Lion’s Leap vs Mahdi Army Came after fighting between Mahdi Army and Badr

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

2007 Report Maliki govt denied services to Baghdad’s Ghaziliya Neighborhood split between Sahwa

Ghaziliya guardians and police connected to sectarian killings

2019 Most of the ruling parties met in Baghdad Agreed to give PM Abdul Mahdi 45 days

to carry out reforms

2019 Human Rights Commission called on PM Abdul Mahdi to stop ISF kidnapping

            activists and journalists

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Forces Kidnapping Protesters In Intimidation Campaign)

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

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