Friday, September 27, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 27

1915 Battle of Es Sinn began between Ottoman and British forces
1980 Muslim countries’ committee visited Tehran to try to mediate Iran-Iraq War
1981 Iraqis withdrew in disarray losing most of their equipment in face of Iran Op Samen ol-Ameh in
            Abadan Khuzistan
1984 Japan offered ceasefire proposal to UN to end Iran-Iraq War
1985 At UN Iraq For Min Aziz blamed Iran for starting and continuing the Iran-Iraq War Said Tehran
wanted to overthrow the Iraqi govt
(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)
1989 Bombing in Baghdad’s British Club done by unnamed Kurdish group No casualties
2001 Ahmed Chalabi said Iraq and Al Qaeda linked since 1990s and wanted to use bin Laden against US
2001 Badr met Talabani and other PUK officials in Sulaymaniya Talked about enrolling Badr members
in Univ of Sulaymaniya and investment opportunities Talabani agreed to allow Badr to invest in PUK areas
2003 Insurgents fired 3 rockets at Rashid Hotel in Baghdad
2004 Sec State Powell said US forces would retake Fallujah to ensure January 05 elections
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2005 UK official met with Sadrist in Basra Claimed Mahdi Army not attacking British forces Wanted
follower released UK said follower admitted to attacks on UK forces and wouldn’t release him Sadrists threatened future attacks if follower not released
2006 British and ISF announced plan to purge Basra city of militias as part of Op Sinbad Was to last until
Feb 07 and prepare for British withdrawal from Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2006 Joint Chiefs created Council of Colonels that would in part review Iraq strategy
2006 Anbar sheikhs met with PM Maliki asked that Anbar Salvation Council replace Anbar provincial
council Maliki aide later said PM didn’t trust Awakening or US helping them
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq article on change in perceptions that led to Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2006 State Dept poll almost ¾ of Iraqis would felt safer if US forces left Iraq 65% wanted immediate US
withdrawal Univ Maryland poll 71% wanted Iraqi govt to ask Coalition to leave within a year Most thought US would refuse 77% said US wanted permanent bases in Iraq Sunni support for US withdrawal dropped from 83% in Jan 06 to 47% in Sep 06
2006 Report West Point published letter by Al Qaeda leader Attiya l-Jazari to Zarqawi Told Zarqawi he had
to look at bigger picture in Iraq instead of just military strategy Had to unite insurgency Reach out to Sunnis and tribes Needed to consult with Al Qaeda before making major decisions Said didn’t do that before starting attacks upon Shiites and bombing in Jordan Also called for greater cooperation with fellow Islamist insurgents like Ansar al-Sunna Warned vanity led to defeat of Algerian insurgency in 1990s
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2007 Report Sep 07 US arrested commander of Baha Araji battalion created by Sadristand run out of
Defense Ministry for expelling Sunnis from Baghdad Soldiers were mostly Mahdi Army Battalion was disbanded in May 07 Soldiers-militiamen sent to other units Commanders from one of army’s top battalions arrested for working with Mahdi Army in Baghdad for killing and kidnapping civilians
2008 Iraqi police and Asayesh got into gun battle in Jalawla east Diyala over dispute with Asayesh Ended
deal with Kurds to withdraw from govt buildings in district PM Maliki moved ISF into district to pressure Kurds leading to these confrontations
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s pressuring Kurds in Diyala)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)
2012 ISI attacked Tikrit prison with car bombs mortars suicide bombers and released 100 prisoners
2017 72% of registered voters took part in KRG independence referendum Around 2.9 mil voted yes
224,000 voted no
(Musings On Iraq article on KRG referendum)
(Musings On Iraq War of Words Continues Between Baghdad and Irbil After KRG Referendum)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
2017 IraqiCivilAviationAuthority sent notices that international flights to Irbil and Sulaymaniya suspended
in retaliation for referendum
2017 Parliament passed resolution saying PM Abadi should maintain unity of Iraq Called for Pres Barzani to
be brought to court over referendum
2017 KRG said it was willing to allow observers from Baghdad at its airports
2017 Kataib Hezbollah compared Pres Barzani to IS’s Baghdadi and said he would be dealt with same way
as Islamic State was
2017 Kirkuk Governor Karim rejected parliament’s call to deploy troops to disputed areas

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