Saturday, April 27, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 27


1924 New parliament met for 1st time to ratify Anglo-Iraq Treat write constitution write law for
parliamentary elections Was lots of opposition to treaty Some wanted to amend which UK rejected
1980 Radio Tehran aired fake story that Saddam had been assassinated
1981 Iraqi counterattack stopped Iranina effort to retake Qasr e-Shirin central front
1982 French delegation returned to Iraq to help work on its Osirak nuclear reactor Left after Iranian
bombing of reactor in 1980
1987 Iran Op Karbala 10 took 2 towns and 100 sq mi in Sulaymaniya
(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 Syria agreed to stop backing Iraqi Kurds
1991 Iraq made declaration of its nuclear program to UN inspectors but was hiding most of it
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
2003 ORHA head Garner made first radio address to Iraqis calling for return to normalcy
2003 Report evidence found linking Ansar al-Islam with Al Qaeda
2003 Captured Mukhabarat documents showed it had meetings with Al Qaeda in 1990s
2003 Grenade thrown at 82nd Airborne troops wounding 2 in Ramadi
2003 Baghdad conference opened to discuss forming an Iraqi provisional govt with 300 Iraqis attending
Endorsed by US
2003 ORHA and Oil Ministry officials met and picked top positions in ministry
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq and the Politics of Oil, An Insider’s Perspective)
2004 60 Minutes II showed pictures of Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal
2007 Report ex-CIA Dir Tenet’s new book said White House made him scapegoat for Iraq war and bad intel
on Iraq’s WMD Said officials like Cheney Rice and National Sec Adv Hadley tried to blame him Said White House never had serious debate about Iraq threat Claimed Cheney and Pentagon officials like Wolfowitz and Feith were pushing for war at end of 2011 Said CIA opposed White House argument of Iraq-Al Qaeda connection
2008 PM Maliki met with VP Hashemi to try to get Accordance Front to end cabinet boycott
2008 40 MPs said Maliki’s crackdown on Sadr needed to end
2008 Baghdad Operations Command said they captured Iraqis trained and armed by Iran to fight ISF
2009 PM Maliki announced Iraqi forces captured Abu Omar al-Bahgdadi Didn’t happen
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval War College’s Prof Whiteside on ISI leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi)
2009 PM Maliki condemned US raid in Kut that killed 2 civilians calling it a crime
2012 Kurdish Alliance returned to Ninewa council after boycott started in 2009 when Hadbaa took all the
top posts after elections
2013 Peshmerga said it was moving into disputed areas of Kirkuk Diyala Salahaddin to protect against
increased violence
2013 PM Maliki blamed Syria for rise of sectarianism and increased violence in Iraq
2013 Naqshibandi claimed they were behind rise in violence after ISF attacked Hawija protest site
2013 Anbar Operations Command set 24 hrs deadline for killers of 5 soldiers at Fallujah protest site to be
turned over
2013 5 Anbar tribes said they were arming to fight ISIS in province after 5 soldiers killed at Fallujah site
2013 2 tribes withdrew from Anbar protests after 5 soldiers killed at Fallujah site
2014 ISF claimed it was starting op to retake Fallujah that Anbar council denied was happening
2015 Arabs accused Peshmerga of destroying homes in 5 villages after freed from IS in Kirkuk
2015 Badr’s Ameri said using Hashd only way to free Anbar
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2015 IS head Baghdadi called on Syrian fighters to help fight in Salahaddin and Anbar

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