Friday, April 19, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 19

1916 German commander of the Ottoman forces in Mesopotamia Gen Goltz died of typhoid
1920 Start of San Remo meeting with Britain France Italy and Japan Decided on split up of Ottoman
Empire and creation of Iraq
1922 Colonial Sec Churchill said King Feisal’s demand that mandate be dropped from     Iraq impossible under
League of Nations that created mandate
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia)
(Musings On Iraq book review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1941 British 20th Inf Brigade finishes its landing in Basra and 7 planes flown into Habaniya airbase
(Musings On Iraq book review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1954 PM Jamali resigned over disagreement with Nuri al-Said about Syrian elections Jamali wanted to
influence vote with propaganda Said thought that waste of money
(Musings On Iraq book review of Ropes Of Sand that includes Iraq plots against Syria)
1969 Iraq expelled Shiites claiming they were Iranians Backed Iran dissident groups Claimed Khuzistan due
to Shah voiding 1937 Shatt al-Arab Treaty
1981 Revolutionary Command Council member Tariq Aziz said he hoped for better relations with US but
skeptical it would happen
1983 Baath meeting in Amara over army desertions in southern Iraq Came up with military operation to
arrest them
1986 Iraq launched 1st of 2 attacks upon Fao-Um Qasr road in Basra Accused of using chemical weapons
1988 Rafsanjani went on TV saying that war had shifted against Iran
(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)
1990 White House rejected limiting high-tech exports to Iraq that could be used for military
1990 Saddam met with Yasser Arafat and discussed retaliatory attacks upon Israel and US if Iraq was
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s motivation for threatening Israel before the Kuwait invasion)
2002 UK intel report Iraq not seen as a threat in Middle East except by Kuwait
2003 Protest in Baghdad’s Adhamiya against U.S. occupation
2003 Gen Mattis said that U.S. didn’t have enough troops to secure Iraq
2003 Turkey threatened to send troops if Kurds took over Kirkuk
(Musings On Iraq interview with Petit of 173rd Airborne Bgd on operations in Kirkuk)
2003 US afraid Badr infiltrating into Diyala from Iran would start fighting MEK US threatened to attack
Badr if didn’t withdraw in 24 hrs Pulled back into Iran
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2004 Marines and Fallujah leaders worked out deal for insurgents to turn over heavy weapons
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2005 Report US intel discussed what torture techniques they could use on Iraqi prisoners in Aug 03
including electrocution
2006 NGO Survey found 19,548 kidnappings from Jan to April 2006
2006 KRG parliament proposed creating Natural Resource Ministry to run region’s oil industry
2007 ISI announced that Abu Ayub al-Masri was War Minister
2007 Sheikhs met in Ramadi to announce province wide Awakenign Council
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2008 Sadr said he would continue to fight US and Maliki until stopped operations against his group
2008 ISF took Sadr stronghold in Hayaniya, Basra Fighting in Nasiriya as well
2008 Al Qaeda’s Muhajir called on Sunni Iraqis to unite behind ISI
2010 State of Law called for revote after lost to Iraqiya Charged fraud but no irregularities found
2011 Protest in Diwaniya over better work conditions broken up by police
2011 Sulaymaniya govt banned all demonstrations in city after protests broken up day before
(Musings On Iraq interview with journalist Wladimir Van Wilgenburg on 2011 KRG protests)
2012 Anbar councilman said province would move towards federal region
2012 ISI set off car bombs in Baghdad Kirkuk Samarra Baquba, Dibis 35 killed more than 100 wounded
2012 After meeting Pres Barzani Turkish officials accused Maliki of spreading sectarianism
2013 Checkpoint outside Hawija protest site attacked 1 soldier killed Led to stand off between 2 sides
2013 Hawija site was run by Naqshibandi that wanted to provoke confrontation with ISF to push
demonstrators towards violence
2014 Head of Ninewa Operations Command accused of extorting money and arresting people for ransom
2014 Protest in Baghdad and other provinces for reform

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