Sunday, July 21, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 21

1933 800 Assyrians left Mosul province for Syria asking for asylum from French because didn't want
to be part of Iraq Assyrian leader Mar Shimun denied he was involved Iraqi army sent to border crossing and told Assyrians they could only return to Iraq if they disarmed
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1958 Gen Qasim set up court to try “enemies of the people” meaning officials from monarchy
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1982 Iran made third attack as part of Op Ramadan in Basra Was stopped 10km into Iraq Iraqis
counter attacked and drove Iranians back
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1990 Iraq announced that it had placed troops along border with Kuwait
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
1991 PM Hammadi met with Barzani to try to stop fighting and reach deal on Kurdish autonomy
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1993 UNHCR spokesman said that 3,000 Shiites fled to Iran to avoid Iraqi army attacks on villages in
southern marshes
2003 UN-IOM convoy fired upon by insurgents in Babil 1st attack on humanitarian group in Iraq
2003 UN Sec Gen Annan approved Iraqi Governing Council
2003 NatlSecAdv Rice called MSBC’s Chris Matthews saying Fmr Amb Wilson’s story on Iraq-Niger deal
was part of a political campaign against the White House Said Wilson’s wife was open target and Wilsons were against Bush so White House against them
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 US received intel that Uday and Qusay Hussein were in Mosul
(Musings On Iraq book review Special Operations Forces in Iraq)
2005 Pentagon said half of 93,800 Iraqi police had finished basic training and were not ready for duty yet
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how US failed to develop the Iraqi police)
2005 Insurgents kidnapped 2 Algerian diplomats in Baghdad
2006 Report sectarian cleansing going on in Baghdad’s Ghaziliya and Sadiya neighborhoods Sunni gunmen
told Shiites to leave in Sadiya Inter Min police took away 10 Sunni men in Ghazilya Bodies later found
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2006 UK Gen Shireff wrote Maysan not as good as reported by UK officials Basra lacked security UK had to
win battle of Basra by defeating Mahdi Army and death squads
2012 ISI leader Baghdadi announced the Breaking Walls Campaign in Iraq Was his first online statement
Said it was new phase of jihad Campaign sign IS had rebuilt after defeat
2013 ISIS attacked Abu Ghraib and Tikrit prisons Freed 500 prisoners from Abu Ghraib End of Breaking
Walls Campaign
2017 3rd time Anbar council attempted to remove Governor Rawi on corruption charges
2017 Fmr Salahaddin Gov Jabouri received 2 yr prison sentence for corruption
2018 Protests in Baghdad Basra Najaf Qadisiya Most broken up by ISF Human Rights Comm in Basra
criticized govt for shutting down Internet to impede protests Qadisiya sheikhs rejected calls to end protests Activists in Baghdad claimed they were tortured after being arrested Protester in Basra died of wounds
2018 Report Qadisiyah intelligence going after demonstrators and monitoring them on social media ISF
claimed protests plotting to overthrow the govt
2018 Dawa member said protesters were trying to overthrow the govt by targeting airports businesses and

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