Friday, July 26, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 26

1920 Gertrude Bell wrote that Baghdad started the 1920 Revolt but not lost
control of it when tribes rose up and they listened to no one Baghdad did not start revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)
1933 Iraq-French meeting Iraq told new border meant Assyrians who tried to get into Syria
            were actually still in Iraq French didn't want them in Syria
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1983 Iran Op Wa al-Fajr 2 captured Haj Omran pass and Mount Kerde Mand in Iraqi Kurdistan
1985 Iranian Op Al Quds 4 in Mandali Diyala
1988 Iraq began Op Eternal Light using Mujahedeen e-Khalq attacking towards Kormanshah
Advanced 60 miles Took 2 Iranian towns with Iraqi air support hoping to start revolt against Khomeini
1988 Iran and Iraq foreign ministers met to discuss ceasefire
(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)
1988 PUK decided to withdraw from Balisan Valley Hit by chemical weapons while retreating
2001 Last of 4 NSC Deputies Committee meetings on revising Iraq policy
2005 US Army interrogators testified that dogs sleep deprivation and nudity all used on
            prisoners held at Abu Ghraib
2007 Bombing in Baghdad market killed 92
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2007 US general said militias more accurate in targeting Green Zone because of training from Iran
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2007 Audit Bechtel only finished half of its contracts Other half either canceled cut back or didn’t
            finish US only had 2 people to oversee contracts
2010 ISI bombed Al Arabiya TV station
2012 Protests in Basra against lack of electricity
2014 Ansar al-Islam refused to give allegiance to IS in Sadiya Diyala Led to fighting
            between two with IS winning
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2015 Protest in Nasriaiya over power shortages
2017 Court issued arrest warrant for head of Salahaddin council for corruption
2018 Protest at West Qurna 2 field in Basra Tried to set up sit-in camp Broken up by ISF
            Another protest at Zubayr oil field went off peacefully 

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