Saturday, May 25, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - May 25

1940 Iraq For Min Said said England and France should grant Syria and Palestine Independence to
counter Axis propaganda
1941 British attacked Iraqis 6 miles up from Basra city 10th Indian Div ordered to head north
(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 Iraqi forces took Geulim and reached Kfar Yona and Ein Vered 1st Arab-Israeli War
1981 New Pres Mitterrand told Saddam France would support him during war
1983 Turkey launched first cross border raid under Iraq-Turkey security agreement 7,000 Turkish troops
moved 18 mi into Kurdistan to attack PKK bases
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
1983 Iraq offered to end bombing of civilians
1988 Iraq started Op Tawakalna ala Allah to clear Fish Lake Basra and force Iran into negotiations to end
war Used chemical weapons Took 6 miles
(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)
1999 Clinton Natl Sec Adv Berger met with 7 Iraqi opposition parties receiving US funds Told them
president wanted Saddam removed by end of his term
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
2003 5,000 Iraqis protested outside Green Zone demanding a new govt security salaries for soldiers
2003 CPA order 5 created DeBaathification Council Would be run by Ahmed Chalabi
2003 Inspection team examined 2 captured trailers Immediately found they were not mobile WMD labs as
originally thought
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2003 Kirkuk council elected 6 members then arrested by US for alleged Baathist ties
2007 Ret Gen Keane told VP Cheney Surge needed to be sustained until 2008
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2007 UK killed Mahdi Army commander for Basra Abu Qader leading to 2 days of fighting in city
2008 Report insurgents fled to Tikrit and Ramadi during Mother of Two Springs operation in Mosul
2008 Mayor of Mosul escaped 4th bombing attempt on his life in 10 days
2008 USAmb Crocker said ISI had been severely disrupted in Iraq
2008 US and ISF conducted weapons searches in Sadr City Arrested 200 Mahdi Army militiamen in Amil
and Baya
2008 Report Sadrists paid $300 for anyone that attacked British forces in Basra Money came from Iran
2009 PM Maliki accepted resignation of Trade Min Sudani charged with corruption He used stolen money
to fund Maliki’s 2009 and 2010 election campaigns
(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)
2011 Iraq ranked 2nd to last in Global Peace Index
2011 Dep PM Shahristani said Iraq could not defend itself after US withdrawal at end of year
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
2012 Dawa held march in Baghdad to support PM Maliki during no confidence drive against him
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2012 Baghdad said that all Kurdish oil deals with Turkey had to be approved by the central govt
2013 Mutahidun accused PM Maliki of backing militias with government money
2014 Anbar Operations Command claimed 90% of Ramadi freed ISIS still occupied major parts of city
2014 Anbar Operations Command said 40 attempts to take Fallujah from Jan-May 2014 and all failed
2014 Sadrists threatened to go into opposition if PM Maliki got 3rd term
2018 Protesters in Basra blocked main road with burning tires over lack of services 

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