Friday, September 28, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 28

1915 British defeated Ottomans at Battle of Es Sinn driving them back to Kut,
1917 2nd Battle of Ramadi started between Ottomans and British
1980 Saddam realized invasion was going slower than planned Iraqi forces hadn’t
            achieved any major war goals yet
1980 Saddam offered ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Said he wanted Iran to recognize its
rights to Shatt al-Arab and the territory it seized in war Non-aggression and non interference in internal affairs
1980 Iraq reached Geilan Zarb across from Maysan Didn’t attack town waiting for
            artillery to arrive next day
1980 1st time UN Security Council discussed Iran-Iraq War Iraq’s UN amb blamed Iran
            for war saying it violated treaties and attacked Iraqi territory
1980 UN Resolution 479 called for cease-fire in Iran-Iraq War Rejected by Iran
1980 Muslim countries’ committee visited Baghdad to try to mediate Iran-Iraq War
1980 Soviet Tass news agency criticized Iraq invading Iran as undermining national
            liberation movements in Middle East
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
2002 Bush radio address Said Iraq could launch a WMD attack upon US in 45 minutes
2003 Rice and Powell said that US had lots of new intel on Iraq’s WMD since 1998 when
            inspectors left in response to criticism
2003 Rice said were always questions about Iraq’s nuke program but no question it had
2003 Report DIA review found defectors provided by INC invented and exaggerated info
            about Iraq’s WMD
2004 PM Allawi told Al Arabiya TV that govt had waited long enough on Fallujah and
            Iraqi forces would help take the city
2004 US troops started operation to clear Samarra of insurgents
2004 Blair said intelligence on Iraq’s WMD was wrong but getting rid of Saddam was right
2004 Report Jan 03 Natl Intel Council issued 2 reports saying US invasion of Iraq would
            increase support for Islamism could lead to insurgency
2006 Al Qeada in Iraq kidnapped brother of Sheikh Jassim and 3 tribesmen from Albu
            Soda and executed them in Anbar Would lead tribe to turn against Al Qaeda in Iraq
2006 Report UK Def Min think tank said that Iraq war radicalized disillusioned young
            Muslims and led them to Al Qaeda War was recruiting tool for jihadist groups
2006 Report Around 240,000 Iraqis had registered as IDPs Jan-Jul 06
2006 Report death squads mostly from Mahdi Army returned to Baghdad’s Ghaziliya after
cleared by US during Op Together Forward Iraqi police were letting militiamen back in
2006 Report US military complained about Maliki govt not allowing it to go after Mahdi
Army in Baghdad US said death squads were major problem with sectarian violence Aug and Sep US went after Mahdi Army commanders in Najaf and Baghdad and Maliki objected Maliki also cancelled planned US-Iraqi joint op to move into Sadr City Maliki had list of figures including Sadrists and Mahdi Army members US couldn’t arrest in Baghdad Govt spokesman Dabbagh said unfair to treat militias like insurgents Said US should go after insurgents first
2006 Report Maliki govt tried to send ISF units to Diyala US said they couldn’t until
committed 4000 troops promised for Op Together Forward in Baghdad Diyala site of major sectarian fighting for control of province with ISF helping militias
2006 Report US intel officer said Mahdi Army splintering Said 6 militia leaders had broken
            away Sadr appointed 4 different leaders to try to control militia in Basra
2006 InspGenIraqRecon report Baghdad Police College just completed a disaster 1 entire
building had to be shut down due to leaking pipes warped floors human waste flooding areas Was built by Parsons Copr that had series of corrupt and fraudulent contracts throughout Iraq since 2004
2008 SIIC Governor of Dhi Qar came out against establishing Tribal Support Councils
            there because seen as tools of Maliki
2017 Iraq Pres Masum said that KRG referendum was constitutional but separation of
            Kurdistan was not
2017 Pres Barzani said that cooperation between Irbil and Baghdad was important but
            Iraqi govt acting recklessly and pushing Kurds away
2017 Turkey said it was suspending training program with Peshmerga over independence

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