Friday, April 26, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 26


1916 British arranged a ceasefire with Ottomans in Kut Wasit after 146 day siege
1923 UK’s Iraq committee presented findings and okayed by cabinet to stay path in Iraq
1941 PM Gaylani asked Axis for military and financial aid against British
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(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)
1947 Iraq left San Francisco Conference on creating UN to protest creation of Israel
1960 Iraqi Islamic Party founded as branch of Muslim Brotherhood
1987 Jordan and Saudis arranged meeting between Saddam and Syria’s Assad to try to improve ties
1990 Report Bush pushed greater economic ties with Iraq
1991 Kurdish refugees began leaving Turkish mountains for refugee camps in Kurdistan Baghdad offered
amnesty to Kurds that fled during uprising
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
2003 Marines blocked demonstration against Mishan Jabouri declaring himself mayor of Mosul Shots fired
from crowd at Marines They fired back killing 10-15 civilians Led to riot
2003 ORHA held first meeting of the Iraqi Interim Authority made up of Iraqi exiles and opposition
figures
2003 Report Bush invaded Iraq to try to transform Middle East by creating a democracy and countering
draw of terrorism
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2003 White House said evidence Iraq might have destroyed its WMD right before war and that proved war
right
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Report no WMD found in sites Powell mentioned in his 03 UN speech
2003 Ayatollah Haeri issued fatwa from Iran saying clerics needed to fill power vacuum left by US invasion
2003 Sheikh Naifus of Albu Alwan in Babil arrested for taking part in executions of rebels after 91 uprising
2004 Zarqawi announced his group Tawhid wal-Jihad
(Musings On Iraq interview with former CIA analyst Nada Bakos that tracked Zarqawi)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2004 US announced Iraqi police returning to Fallujah and would start join patrols with Iraqi Civil Defense
Forces
2004 Aid agencies claimed Geneva Convention was violated in Battle of Fallujah due to civilian casualties
2006 PM Maliki told Rice and Rumsfeld he was going to fight terrorism improve services clean up police
2006 Barham Salah said PM Maliki was step towards reconciliation
2006 Amb Khalizad took credit for creating new coalition that appointed Maliki premier
2007 Congress passed bill calling for US withdrawal from Iraq by 10/1/07 Was vetoed by Pres Bush
2008 Chalabi called Petraeus saying he could speak for militias to negotiate ceasefire in Sadr City
2008 VP Hashemi said Accordance Front interested in ending its boycott of cabinet
2008 ISF said cleared last Sadr stronghold in Basra
2010 Baath exile faction led by Ahmad Yunis said wanted to unite with other faction led by Izzat al-Duri
during meeting in Damascus
2010 Human Rights Watch interviewed prisoners who were held at secret prison at Baghdad Muthanna
Airport and tortured by ISF
2010 Kurdish member of Kirkuk council said displaced Arabs had to leave province and go home
2011 PM Maliki admitted his 100 day deadline to reform ministries was not enough time
2011 State of Law held counter protest in Mosul supporting PM Maliki
2011 Ninewa Gov Nujafi called for strike in response to security forces attacking protest camp in Mosul
2012 Sulaymaniya court gave protest organizer life in prison after policeman killed at protest in Halabja
2012 Report that Kurds being threatened and driven out of Khanaqin district northeast Diyala
2012 Sadr went to Irbil to meet Pres Barzani over no confidence vote against PM Maliki
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2013 4 Sunni mosques bombed in Baghdad after noon prayers
2013 Anbar protest leaders called for a popular army to be formed to protect demo sites
2013 Fallujah protest site announced formation of Pride and Dignity Army to protect demonstrators from
ISF
2013 5 Intelligence officers killed at Fallujah protest site
2013 ISF retook Suleiman Beq from insurgents who seized town for several days
2015 Kataib Hezbollah withdrew from southern Fallujah claiming PM Abadi and US were preventing it
from fighting there
2015 Head of Anbar council announced PM Abadi okayed recruiting locals for Hashd
2016 Sadrists protested while parliament voted in 5 new ministers as part of PM Abadi’s technocratic
cabinet
(Musings On Iraq interview with Cambridge’s Michael Clark on Sadr, protests and PM Abadi’s reforms)
2017 Hashd took Hatra Ninewa
2018 Iraq held auctions for 11 oil and gas fields half of which got winning bids

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