Tuesday, August 13, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 13

1919 War Min Churchill told PM George that keeping large British forces in Mesopotamia was a
financial drain
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia)
(Musings On Iraq book review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied)
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1920 6 British officials were killed during 1920 Revolt in Shahraban
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1937 Gen Umari got support of military commanders in Kirkuk and Baghdad and issued demands to PM
Sulaiman included banishing officers from 1936 coup return of exiles removal of Gen Sidqi’s friends military court to investigate Sidqi assassination banned soldiers from politics
(Musings On Iraq book review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1951 PM Said signed deal with Iraq Petroleum Company to split pre-tax profits 50-50 with Iraqi govt
1974 Iran and Iraq met in Turkey to negotiate border dispute
1986 US State Dept said Iraq was trying to negotiate peace but war continued because of 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 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)
1991 Baghdad and KDP restarted talks over Kurdish autonomy
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
2002 Gen Franks briefed Def Sec Rumsfeld on progress with Hybrid war plan Was approved by Rumsfeld
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2003 US forces pulled down a Shiite banner from a building in Sadr City leading to protests
2003 Dep Sec State Armitage said Iraq had WMD
2003 US gave up on attempt to get UN peace keeping force for Iraq
2004 PM Allawi govt announced 2nd ceasefire with Mahdi Army to hold talks with Sadr to end 2nd Battle for
Najaf Was still heavy fighting
2004 Militia kidnapped a British journalist and demanded US withdraw from Najaf during 2nd battle for city
Sadr gained his release
(Musings On Iraq article on 2nd battle of Najaf)
(Musings On Iraq book review Battle For The City Of The Dead)
(Musings On Iraq book review US Marines in Battle An-Najaf August 20014)
2005 4 tribes fought Al Qaeda in Iraq in Ramadi in pitched battle inside city Fighting provoked by AQI
posting flyers demanindg all Shiites leave city Tribesmen posted flyers in Ramadi saying they would not allow Zarqawi to turn city into another Fallujah Said Zarqawi lost direction
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq posted flyers in Ramadi saying it would kill clerics who urged people to vote in up
coming elections
2006 Bombing in Baghdad’s Zafaraniya set off gas explosion 58 killed 148 wounded
2006 US forces raided Health Min run by Sadrists after report of kidnapping Health Min went on strike to
protest raid
2006 Report June health director for Diyala called for meeting at Health Min and not seen again Mahdi
Army kidnapping people at Baghdad Morgue and taking them to Health Min
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2011 Obama proposed reducing stay behind force to 7000 US soldiers in Iraq after withdrawal
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
2015 Maliki’s State of Law said PM Abadi had to keep one vice president because was in constitution
Abadi wanted to eliminate position
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
2018 Medical and dental graduates protested in Sulaymaniya over lack of jobs
2018 Iraqi human rights group condemned govt treatment of protesters

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Security In Iraq Mar 8-14, 2023

The Islamic State is at its nadir in Iraq. The group is barely active anymore and no longer has an impact upon the country.