Monday, July 29, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 29


1933 Assyrian leader Mar Shimun wrote letter to Interior Minister saying he was being detained He
would help settle Assyrians but if govt did nothing he would go to League of Nations and advocate for Assyrians to leave Iraq Letter sent to ambassadors in Iraq embarrassing govt
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1968 Baath had Def Min Daud visit Jordan so that party could take control of military while he was gone
Daud arrested when he arrived in Jordan Sent into exile as ambassador to Saudi Arabia
1988 Mujahedeen e-Khalq forced to withdraw from 2 Iranian towns ending hopes of Iraq backed revolt
against Khomeini
(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)
1990 OPEC agreed to raise prices 20% that year under pressure from Iraq that wanted to boost revenues to
rebuild after Iran-Iraq War
1990 Mukhabarat placed 30 agents at Kuwait oil fields and Kuwait city to help with invasion
1991 Talabani said that without another major international relief effort Kurds would face another disaster
2002 PM Blair’s foreign policy adv Manning told Rice UK with US against Iraq but had to go through UN
(Musings On Iraq article Chilcot Report Volume 2 Sec 3.3 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options April to July 2002)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2002 NYTimes article on Iraq war plans Mentioned Gen Franks ideas for dealing with defense of Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq article on how arguments over Iraq invasion were fought through press leaks)
2003 US intel report Hezbollah attempted to reach out to Sadr and his Mahdi Army
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2003 Report US held Iraqi detainees incommunicado and without access to lawyers
2003 Saddam recording said his sons Uday and Qusay died as martyrs for Iraq and US would be defeated
2007 Report PM Maliki said he couldn’t work with Gen Petraeus Said that if US kept using sahwa he would
arm militias Maliki ally Askari said Petraeus biased against Shiites
2008 Op Augurs of Prosperity in Diyala began ISF targeted Sahwa in Baquba
(Musings On Iraq article on Augurs of Prosperity op)
(Musings On Iraq article on govt crackdown on Sahwa)
2009 Results of KRG election Barzani re-elected president with 69% of vote KDP-PUK list won 57% of
parliamentary vote Change 23%
(Musings On Iraq Kurdish Election Results And Implications)
(Musings On Iraq Full Kurdish Election Results)
2013 ISI started new car bomb wave as part of Soldiers’ Harvest campaign
2018 PM Abadi dismissed Electricity Minister Fahadawi until investigation into poor services finished
Was in response to protests
2018 Protests in West Qurna 1 and Burjisiya oil fields in Basra Basra City Samawa Baghdad Nasiriya
2018 Member of European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations said 14,000 civilians were
wounded during Battle of Mosul 32% were children 4,000 still needed care

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