Saturday, September 1, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 1

1920 All but 1 policeman abandoned his job in Suq al-Shuyuk during 1920
            Revolt Forced British to withdraw from town
(Musings On Iraq review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1922 UK Colonial Secretary Churchill wrote PM Lloyd George UK position in Iraq
tenuous Wrote Iraqi officials fouling up some provinces Iraq likely to face another budget deficit Differences with US meant Iraq oil not developed Said British had to keep troops in Mosul due to threat from Turkey Argued that England should withdraw from Iraq because too costly
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia/Iraq)
1954 PM Said started crackdown on opposition Withdrew nationality from Communists
            Allowed prosecution of Communist supporters Limited rights of political parties
1970 Iraq said it supported Palestinians when Jordanian govt attacked them
1986 Iranian Revolutionary Guard frogmen captured Umaya oil platform in Basra
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(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)
1996 KDP and Iraqi Republican Guard captured Irbil from PUK Iraqi and KDP intel
            rounded up opponents including PUK SCIRI INC members Executed 200
2001 Mullah Krekar founded Jund al-Islam that would become Ansar al-Islam in
            Sulaymaniya province
2002 Fmr Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger said that he was scared that Richard
Perle and Paul Wolfowitz were arguing that Iraq invasion would be asy Said he was scared that U.S. would get bogged down in Iraq because hadn’t planned for it well
2003 Saddam tape played on 2 TV channels Said he was not responsible for Zarqawi car
            bomb in Najaf that killed Ayatollah Hakim
2003 1st post-Saddam cabinet appointed by Iraqi Governing Council
2004 Mass grave discovered Hatra with hundreds of Kurdish bodies killed during
            Anfal in 1980s
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
2005 Operation Restoring Rights started to clear Tal Afar
2006 NatlSecAdv Rubaie told Iraq Survey Group insurgency had to be destroyed
            but militias legitimate because political
2006 Report Sunnis and Shiites fighting over north and south entrances to Baghdad in
            Sadr City Dora and Sadiya
2008 Security in Anbar turned over to Iraqi forces Was 11th of 18th provinces to come
            under Baghdad’s control
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar handover)
2014 ISF recaptured Suleiman Beq, Salahaddin
2014 German cabinet voted to arm the Peshmerga
2014 Yazidi villages of Kotan, Hareko Kharag Shafrsky in Ninewa were burned by IS
2015 Hashd leader Muhandis and Badr head Amiri visited Chief Justice Medhat saying
            they fully supported him
2017 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq’s Khazali said merging Kirkuk with Kurdistan was dangerous
            and threatened to use force to stop it

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