Thursday, May 2, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - May 2

1854 riot in Mosul versus Ottoman reforms Attacked Christians and Jews for businesses they ran
and control of taxes that caused resentment
(Musings On Iraq book review Christianity in Iraq)
1935 Feisal II future king of Iraq born
1935 Police attacked tribal revolt in Rumaitha Air force bombed area
1941 British commander at Habaniya base Anbar consulted London and got permission to attack Iraqis
surrounding camp Bombed Iraqis starting Anglo-Iraq War British lost 22 planes and 10 pilots
1941 Iraq launched air strike upon Habaniya base in retaliation Shelled air field damaging 40 planes British
lost 13 dead and 20 wounded
1941 Grand Mufti in Baghdad declared jihad against British after attack on Iraqi forces in Habaniya
1941 Iraqi forces took British fort at Rutba, Anbar
1941 British troops broke up angry mob of Iraqis at Zubeila, Basra
1941 Iraqi govt asked Germany for diplomatic relations to be restored and military aid including planes
1941 UK Chiefs of Staff ordered MidEast Commander Gen Wavell to make plans to destroy Iraq’s pipelines
1941 Iraq’s 1st Inf Brigade ordered from Baghdad to Ramadi to block British troops from Transjordan being
sent to Habaniya Air Base 11th Inf Brigade sent to Habaniya air base
1941 British took Iraq out of Sterling zone and had foreign banks close to impose economic sanctions on
Gaylani govt
(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 of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1948 Port of Basra protested against Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1953 King Faisall II became of age to directly rule Iraq replacing Regent al-Ilah
1983 Iran and Iraq exchanged 55 prisoners of war in Turkey
(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)
1991 Shiite rebels claimed to have killed 180 Iraqi soldiers in 9 different attacks in south
1995 Saddam held meeting to discuss whether Iraq should continue to cooperate with UN weapons
(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 Oil Ministry re-opened after invasion Thamir Ghabban announced as new Oil Minister
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq and the Politics of Oil, An Insider’s Perspective)
2003 ORHA report many ministry buildings in Baghdad had been taken over by different groups
2003 UK DefMin Hoon told Rumsfeld ORHA had to deliver in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 Sadr said Christians in Iraq had to follow Islamic Law not sell alcohol women had to be covered
(Musings On Iraq book review Christianity in Iraq)
2003 Ayatollah Jannati Sec Gen Iran’s Council of Guardians called on Iraqis to carry out martyrdom ops to
drive US from Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2007 Islamic Army Mujahedeen Army faction of Ansar al-Sunna and al-Fatihin Army formed Reformation
and Jihad Front to fight ISI
2007 Karki and Shimour tribes signed peace deal in Diyala promised to fight ISI
(Musings On Iraq article on splits within insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2007 Fmr head Intl Recon Fund Facility for Iraq Bell said US and UK went about reconstruction wrong way
Said should have built institutions and personnel first instead of large infrastructure projects Said lack of security undermined rebuilding and led to brain drain that meant Iraq couldn’t maintain projects
2008 Insurgents beheaded 11 police officers in western Anbar
2008 Sadr refused to meet with Iraqi delegation in Iran to end Charge of Knights
2009 Sadr made first public appearance in 2 years in Turkey to meet followers Had fled Iraq over fear of US
assassination during Surge
2010 Pres Barzani said he believed in dividing Iraq into 3 federal areas along ethnosectarian lines
2010 Iran Iraq announced deal to develop 5 oil fields that straddle two countries
2011 Basra and Najaf tribes joined protest in Anbar against extending US troop stay in Iraq past end of year
2011 Parliament investigation of Jan ISI prison break in Basra said had help from 2 intelligence officers
2011 Fallujah Waste Water plant started partially working Building plant  started 2004 after 1st Battle of
2012 Supreme Court issued decision weakening parliament’s ability to question ministers
2013 Fake bomb maker Jim McCormick got 10 yrs prison for fraud in making detectors Iraq continued to
use them
2013 Parliamentary investigation said ISF used excessive force when attacked Hawija protest site
2014 Zawahiri said that ISIS had always pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda
2014 Naqshibandi and ISIS fought in Diyala for 3 months Report Naqshibandi okayed killing ISIS members
in Diyala
2015 Report IS controlled most of Baiji refinery and 200 ISF trapped inside

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