Thursday, June 21, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 21

1920 Foreign Min Lord Curzon wrote that Iraq High Comm Wilson’s ideas were
            backwards and him leading Mandate was a problem Wilson rejected self-rule
1922 Nephew of cleric Khalisi arrested for posting anti-election fatwa in Khadimiya
Baghdad When police tried to arrest man for posting anti-election fatwa followers came to his aid but still detained
1922 Mujtahid Khalisi called for shop closings in Khadimiya to protest nephew’s arrest
            Few complied
1981 UN rep Palme took 4th trip to Tehran to try to negotiate ceasefire to end Iran-Iraq
1997 UN Resolution 1115 said Iraq had to fully cooperate with weapons inspectors and
            allow them into disputed sites
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2002 CIA paper on Iraq-Al Qaeda relationship Said two had contacts since mid-90s but
            no evidence of cooperation on terrorism Differences limited relationship
2003 Sadrist march in Baghdad against US occupation
2004 9/11 Comm member claimed captured Iraqi docs showed 3 Saddam Fedayeen
members were in Al Qaeda Claimed a Fedayeen Saddam was Al Qaeda facilitator in Malaysia Just had same name
2005 PM Jaafari announced $1 bil deal with Iran to build schools hospitals and libraries
2005 US forces saw insurgents fighting other insurgents along Iraq-Syrian border
2005 Sen Hagel told Bush he should listen to outside voices on Iraq policy
2006 Saddam’s lawyer kidnapped by men in police uniform and executed
2006 Zalmay Khalilzad sworn in as new US ambassador to Iraq
2006 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey told Joint Chiefs plan to transfer security to Iraqis in
18 months accept Anbar Wanted to draw down US brigades in Iraq from 15 to 10 by end of yr
2006 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey told Joint Chiefs he wanted only 5-6 US brigades in
            Iraq by Dec 07
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2008 Petraeus issued new guidelines for US forces in Iraq to set up governance services
            build economy
2009 Mayors in some Ninewa district threatening to join KRG Hadbaa dispute
2010 ISF broke up protests in Nasiriya over lack of electricity Protests in Basra too
2010 Electricity Minister Hassan resigned due to protests
2012 Maliki called for Gov Nujafi to be dismissed saying he violated constitution by
            holding talks with Kurds over oil deals in disputed areas
2013 Transportation Minister and Badr head Ameri said Iraq’s Shiites would fight ISIS
            in Syria if shrines were attacked
2014 Rawa Ana Rutba Albu Hayat Jubba in western Anbar fell to ISIS
2014 ISF executed 25 prisoners in Rawa before withdrawing
2014 Fighting between Naqshibandi Ansar al-Sunna Islamic Army vs ISIS over control
            of Hamrin, Diyala
2014 ISIS fought Naqshibandi over control of Riyad, Kirkuk
2014 ISIS executed 84 ISF in Tikrit
2014 New security op to clear Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil
2014 ISIS attacked Tuz Kharmato Salahaddin and turned back
2015 KRG stopped delivering oil for export by Baghdad
2017 IS blew up historic Nouri Mosque and Hadbaa minaret in west Mosul as Iraqi
            forces approached

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