Sunday, November 11, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 11

1914 Battle of Basra began when Ottomans attacked and were turned back by British troops
1920 League of Nations announced British mandate over Iraq
1920 Abd al-Rahman al-Gaylani became Iraq’s 1st prime minister
1922 UK Colonial Sec argued UK should keep Mosul Said if Turks gained Mosul would be threat to
UK holdings in Iraq and King Faisal
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
1956 Communists issued manifesto saying violence might be necessary for Iraq’s circumstances
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1963 Baath election put moderates in control and Sec Gen Ali Sadi was exiled to Spain Sadi’s
supporters protested Baath militia went on rampage Attacked Rasheed military base in Bagdhad Sadi’s supporters in air force bombed presidential palace in Baghdad
1973 KDP attacked Communist villages in Sulaymaniya accusing them of taking arms from govt
and attacking party
1982 Iran ended Op Muharram after failing to gain much territory in Maysan and Diyala Iran lost
4000 dead Iraq 3000 dead and 3500 taken prisoner
1987 Arab League meeting condemned Iran for not ending Iran-Iraq War
(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)
1991 Saddam dismissed his son in law Gen Hussein Kamal as Defense Minister Replaced him with
his cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid who was the Interior Minister
1998 UN Secretary Gen Annan appealed to Saddam to work with weapons inspectors again
2001 London Observer quoted INC defector Khodada that Iraq trained terrorists at Salman Pak to
hijack planes like 9/11
2003 US Cmdr in Iraq Gen Sanchez said US would be more aggressive fighting insurgency
2003 Bush said Iraq and war on terror were like struggle against Communism
2003 Rumsfeld said that US facing low-intensity war in Iraq
2003 Bremer called to Washington over unhappiness with his longterm plan for Iraq and transferring
2003 NSC meeting CIA official said US facing insurgency in Iraq Rumsfeld said that was wrong
word and wanted definition Bremer agreed with CIA official that US facing insurgency in Iraq Bush said he didn’t see an insurgency in press and didn’t want to hear about it in press Bush said US had to stay the course and succeed in Iraq Dep Sec of Sate Armitage thought Bush in denial about what was happening in Iraq Def Sec Rumsfeld said Iraqis had to take things over to show them they had to run their own country
2003 Pentagon refuted Weekly Standard and Under Sec of Def Feith claims of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties
since 90s
2004 Insurgents attacked police stations across Ramadi causing collapse of force
2004 Zarqawi arrived in Ramadi after leaving Fallujah during 2nd battle
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq seized 14 police stations and established temporary control of Mosul
2005 Bush announced US Iraq strategy was clear hold build Didn't tell military beforehand and not
actual policy
2005 SecState Rice arrived in Mosul to announce first US Provincial Reconstruction Team
2007 Maliki put a freeze on hiring sahwa into govt fearing insurgent infiltration
2010 New parliament had 2nd session in 5 months Elected Nujafi new speaker

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