Tuesday, May 7, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - May 7

1935 Sheikh Ahmad Asadullah follower of leading cleric Shiite cleric Ghita called for his followers
in Rumaitha to revolt against govt 3 other tribes revolted in Diwaniya
1941 British troops took Ashar, Basra
(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)
1982 Iran launched 2nd phase of Op Bait al-Moqaddas in Khuzistan province Attacked between Susangard
and Muran in north pushing Iraqis back to border Destroyed 1 Iraqi division
1985 Iraq shelled Khormashahr
(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)
1992 Dep Natl Sec Adv Gates said Iraqis would have to suffer sanctions as long as Saddam remained in
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
2003 US military found trailers that could be mobile WMD labs Proved false
2003 Undersec of Def Cambone said US would eventually find Iraq’s WMD and that mobile WMD labs had
been found already
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 ORHA decided to allow Baath members to return to jobs in ministries Said only 55 most wanted were
2004 Zarqawi beheaded American Nick Berg and video taped it
2004 Sec Def Rumsfeld testified to House and Senate about Abu Ghraib prison scandal apologizing for
2004 New York Times called for Sec Def Rumsfeld to resign over Abu Ghraib prison scandal
2004 Bin Laden tape offered reward for killing US and UN officials or citizens of any country that haday  
troops in Iraq
2005 Jaafari filled 5 empty ministry spots and 1 Dep PM but Human Rights Minister turned down job
saying appointed only because he was a Sunni
2006 New KRG government formed unifying KDP and PUK administrations after they split during 90s civil
war Massoud Barzani president Nechirvan Barzani premier
2008 Fighting broke out between Mahdi Army and Badr in Baghdad’s Abu Dishr after Sadrists tried to kill
Badr commander
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2009 Trade Min Sudani’s brother arrested on corruption charges
2009 KDP and PUK announced would run together in next election as Kurdish list
2011 Failed ISI attack upon a Baghdad prison
2012 Iraqi court ruled that Hezbollah’s Ali Mussa Daqduq would be released for lack evidence Daqduq was
liaison with militias
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2012 At meeting with Turkish businesses and reporters KRG Premier Barzani said Ankara saw Kurdistan as
strategic partner
2013 Hakim and Sadr met in Najaf to discuss how to deal with Maliki Decided on forming alliance to take
power in new prov govts in south
2014 Meetings in Irbil and Amman with sheikhs failed to end fighting in Anbar
2014 Iraqi forces assault on Fallujah failed
2015 Salahaddin council said would not let displaced associated with IS return to homes
2015 Peshmerga demanded that Hashd withdraw from Sadiya, Diyala as two vied for control of area

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