Saturday, February 23, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 23

1935 PM Aiyubi gave resignation to King Ghazi King asked Yashin al-Hashemi to form new
govt but exclude Rashid Ali al-Gaylani and Hikmat Sulaiman because they were agitating mid-Euphrates tribes
1946 Tawfiq Suwaidi became premier for 2nd time Was supposed to carry out Regent’s reform
(Musings On Iraq book review of ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958 on Said govt)
1959 Communists called for march in Mosul to counter rumors of military revolt against Gen Qasim
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1980 Start of major military operation against Kurds
1985 Iraqi military intel warned Iranian offensive would happen in Basra’s Fish Lake Was wrong
1986 Iraq’s southern front to retake Fao stopped by Iranian anti-tank missiles
1986 KDP launched preparatory attacks in Sulaymaniya to support Iranian offensive starting next
day in area
(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 of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1988 1st Anfal Campaign targeted PUK HQ in Jafati Valley, Sulaymaniya Yakhsamar Sergalou Bergalou
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1991 Iraq said it agreed to Soviet peace plan and would withdraw from Kuwait unconditionally
1991 UN Security Council met Western countries said they weren’t interested in Soviet
            peace plan
1991 Bush ordered Gen Schwarzkop to expel Iraq from Kuwait
1994 Saddam diverted Tigris into southern marshes to put down rebels there
1996 Hussein and Saddam Kamal killed by uncle Ali Hassan al-Majid and members of tribe after talked
into returning to Iraq
1998 UN negotiated Iraq working with UN inspectors again including unrestricted visits but didn’t work
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1998 Bin Laden issued fatwa against US sanctions on Iraq and calling for attacks against it
1999 State Dept denied that US was using UN inspectors to spy on Iraq but it was
(Musings On Iraq article on how CIA used UN inspectors to spy and back coup in Iraq)
2004 UN Rep Brahimi report said earliest Iraq could hold elections was late 2004-early 2005
2006 Iraqi govt ordered curfew in Baghdad Salahaddin Diyala Babil after Samarra bombing
2006 US report Sadr changed order to kill all Sunnis in east Baghdad Were to be taken to Sadr City to be
executed instead
2006 US report Iraqi army and police assisting Mahdi Army to kill Sunnis in east Baghdad
2006 Insurgents stopped vehicles in Baquba and executed 47 people who were heading to protest against
Samarra bombing
2006 Sunnis withdrew from talks with United Iraqi Alliance over new govt saying authorities were not
preventing revenge attacks after Samarra bombing
2006 Sec Gen of Iraqi National Dialogue Front Hayan said revenge attacks after Samarra bombing were
how a civil war started
2006 Assoc of Muslim Scholars said 168 Sunni mosques attacked 10 imams killed 15 abducted after
Samarra bombing
2006 Interior Min said 18 Sunnis mosques in Baghdad attacked 1 imam killed 1 kidnapped
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2006 Study Iran supported Mahdi Army and violence in Iraq while backing Shiite parties and Iraqi govt
2007 US Special Forces arrested Ammar Hakim on trip back from Tehran Was only released upon protest
of Gen Petraeus
2008 Sadr said he failed because US still occupying Iraq and many of his followers had left his movement
2011 National Reconciliation Min announced that 5 insurgent groups had agreed to join politics
2016 Kurdish Alliance said they didn’t support Abadi’s reform program and wanted their quota of
positions in his new cabinet
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
2018 Pro-Iran Hashd criticized US Said it had no right to demand that Abrams tanks Hashd had should be
turned back over to Iraqi army
(Musings On Iraq article on how Hashd got Abrams tanks) 

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