Wednesday, June 26, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 26

1925 Abdul Sadoun became PM of Iraq for 2nd time
1940 PM Gaylani asked Italy to become involved in Syria to block Turkey occupying it Came after
Syria joined Vichy France
(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)
1948 Muzahim al-Pachachi became premier
1988 Iraq recaptured Majnoon Islands from Iran
(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
(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)
1989 Iraq said it was clearing all civilians from 20 mil border area with Iran and Turkey in Kurdistan
relocated 200,000-5000,000 Kurds
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1993 Pres Clinton ordered cruise missile attack on Iraq’s intel HQ in Baghdad for attempted assassination of
ex-Pres Bush in Kuwait
1996 Iraqi govt rounded up 120 coup plotters and executed most of them in failed plot by CIA and Iraqi
National Accord Iraqi intel had captured satellite phone from Iraqi National Accord agent in Iraq and uncovered CIA-INA plot Iraqi intelligence used captured phone to call CIA and told them to go home
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
2002 Gen Franks met with commanders in Germany and told them to switch from original war plan to new
Running Start Would begin war before all forces in theater
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2002 INC memo to Senate Approp Comm said group had led to 108 articles from Oct 01-May 02
and White House officials had received those products
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2003 UN terrorism committee draft report found no Iraq-Al Qaeda links
2003 Ayatollah Sistani issued fatwa saying Iraqis should elect council to draft new constitution vs CPA
2003 Report quoted State Dept memo that too early to tell whether captured Iraqi trailers were mobile
WMD labs
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2005 Def Sec Rumsfeld said US conducting secret talks to try to split Iraqis from foreign insurgents
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq robbed $7 mil from Rafidain bank branch in Ramadi
2007 US gen in charge of advisers warned ISF years away from being able to handle security Warned
against early withdrawal of US forces as a result
2008 ISI suicide bomber hit tribal council meeting Killed 26 including Garma mayor
2016 Fallujah finally freed of insurgents 

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