Thursday, March 28, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 29

1946 Iraq-Turkey Friendship Treaty Would cooperate over Tigris and Euphrates security education
communication economies
1947 Sayid Salih Jabr became premier 1st Shiite PM of Iraq
1982 Iraq set up new defensive line 6 miles from Maysan border Iran attacked towards Fakkeh breaking
through Iraqi lines Broken up by air strikes Lost 100 tanks and forced to retreat Ended Iranian Op Fath Iraq lost 8000 dead 12000 wounded 13000-20000 captured 400 tanks 3 divisions destroyed Iran lost 4,000 dead, 12,000 wounded, 200 tanks and APCs
1982 Saddam offered to withdraw to international border between Iran-Iraq Rejected by Iran
1984 Iraq used French Super Etendard jets for 1st time to attack Iranian shipping Hit a Greek ship in Persian
1984 US intel found Iraq buying equipment from West German company to make chemical weapons W.
Germany denied story
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
1984 US intel reported Iraq had 5 sites producing chemical weapons for Iran-Iraq War
(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)
1987 Ali Hassan al-Majid given special powers over all govt agencies in northern Iraq to deal with Kurds
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1991 Iraqi troops recaptured Kirkuk from Kurdish rebels
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1991 Iraqi troops captured Tanuma, Basra from rebels
(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on 1st hand accounts of 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s view of 1991 Uprising)
(Ahulbayt Video on 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on how US encouraged 1991 uprising)
1994 Saddam became prime minister of Iraq
2002 Gen Franks briefed military service chiefs on Iraq war planning
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2003 UK Embassy in Washington Bush mad at press reports invasion not going according to plan
2003 1st Suicide bomber in Iraq war hits US checkpoint in Najaf killing 4 soldiers
2003 Iraq VP Ramadan said suicide bombers would become routine in Iraq and threatened England and US
with them
2003 VP Ramadan said that foreign fighters had arrived in Iraq to help defend it against Americans
2003 Iraqi govt removed commander of Iraqi air defense in Baghdad after missiles misfired and hit the
2003 Iraq fired 2 SCUDS at Kuwait but shot down by US Patriot missiles
2006 US intel report said 1707 Sunni and Shiite families moved in Baghdad after Askari bombing Mahdi
Army kidnapping and executing people
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2007 ISI began withdrawing from Ramadi leading to large drop in attacks
2007 National Police kidnapped 5 British security guards from Eastern Baghdad
2007 New US Amb Ryan Crocker arrived in Iraq
2007 Suicide bombings in Baghdad kill 82
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2008 Fighting between ISF and Mahdi Army continued in Karbala, Hillah, Baghdad, Basra
2008 Mahdi Army fired rockets at Green Zone again in retaliation for Charge of Knights
2008 Maliki delegation met with Sadr in Iran to work out ceasefire in Basra
2008 Sadr said he was talking with Ayatollah Sistani to negotiate ceasefire with Maliki
2008 Sadr also called for Qais Khazali and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq to rejoin his organization
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2009 Provincial election results announced State of Law won 126 of 440 seats 28% ISCI went from 200 to
50 seats
2009 Maliki govt said in talks with Asaib Ahl Al-Haq to get 5 British hostages it kidnapped released Iraq
UK US Iran Hezbollah worked out deal to release Brits in return for AAH leaders Qais and Laith Khazali 300 AHH members and Iranian operatives held by US
(Musings On Iraq article on kidnapping of Brits, Iranian role and their release)
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2009 PKK rejected call by Pres Talabani and Pres Barzani to disarm
2009 Sahwa in Dora, Baghdad protested over not getting paid by govt
2009 US and ISF disarmed Sahwa in Fadhil, Baghdad after fighting broke out day before when its
commander arrested
2010 Peshmerga withdrew from Jalawla, Diyala after argument over control of disputed areas with Baghdad
2011 Maliki presented nominees for security ministries never filled after 2010 elections
2011 Najmuddin Karim elected governor of Kirkuk
2011 ISI attacked Tikrit provincial council building leaving 150 casualties
2011 Parliament human rights committee found chronic abuses in Diyala prisons including torture
2011 Opposition parties boycotted KRG parliament because govt hadn’t responded to protest demands
(Musings On Iraq interview with journalist Wladimir Van Wilgenburg on 2011 KRG protests)
2011 Turkish Premier Erdogan went to Kurdistan first Turkish leader to visit region
2015 Most Hashd had pulled out of Tikrit op to protest US airstrikes
2015 PM Abadi met with Hashd leaders to talk about Tikrit offensive and their protests over US airstrikes
2015 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq said it would not join future ops in Anbar and Ninewa if US involved
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2016 Deadline set by Sadr for PM Abadi to announce new technocratic cabinet
(Musings On Iraq interview with Cambridge’s Michael Clark on Sadr, protests and PM Abadi’s reforms)
2016 State of Law said PM Abadi ready to present candidates for cabinet but ruling parties were not

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