Monday, January 7, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 7


1916 British made second assault on Ottomans during Battle of Sheikh Saad taking part of the
Ottoman defenses
1917 British made diversionary attacks along Tigris River to draw Ottoman forces away from
Khadairi Bend fort
1950 British memo said Iraqi Military Mission in Damascus was preparing for coup in Damascus to
join Iraq and Syria
(Musings On Iraq book review of Ropes Of Sand that includes Iraq plots against Syria)
1974 Baath Party congress organized by Saddam called for one party state
1981 Largest tank battle since 1973 Arab-Israeli war continued for 2nd day in Op Hoveyzeh Iraq and
Iran lost total of 3 tank battalions
1981 Iran recaptured Geilan Zarb in central front and Iran lost total of 400 dead Iran didn’t have
troops to hold town so retreated to hills outside
1981 Iran attacked Arkavaz central front Iraqi forces retreated without much of a fight
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper 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)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
2003 IAEA went to Al Qaim facility 3rd time US claimed was an active Iraqi nuclear plant Found it
destroyed
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2004 Bremer met with Barzani and Talabani Kurds said they wanted an autonomous region not
provinces in new Iraqi constitution
2006 Report US held talks with insurgents inside and outside Iraq since fall 2005 Not much progress
said to have been made
2006 Report insurgents expressed complaints and splits with Al Qaeda in Iraq
2007 Report Insurgent groups willing to talk with US Called off negotiations after Saddam’s
execution Dec 30 Demands were unreasonable such as dismissing Maliki govt and replacing it with a political and military council
2010 Accountability and Justice Commission banned 511 candidates from 14 lists from election
(Musings On Iraq article on banning candidates in 2010 election) 

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