Sunday, September 29, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 29

1915 British forces took Kut Suffered 1200 causalties
1917 2nd Battle of Ramadi ended with Ottomans losing city to British
1980 Iraq took Geilan Zarb across from Maysan
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1981 Iran retook Abadan 2nd largest city in Iran 2000-3000 Iranians 600-1500 Iraqis died 5000 Iranian
wounded 2500 Iraqis captured Opened road to allow supplies and reinforcements to western Iran Iraqi forces withdrew to Khorramshahr
1986 Heavy Iraqi air strikes on Kharg Island Iran oil terminal
(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1987 Ali Hassan al-Majid reduced food rations for Kurds outside govt controlled camps 
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1998 Iraq Liberation Act introduced into Congress
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iraq In The Eye of the Storm that includes Iraq Liberation Act)
2001 Def Sec Rumsfeld ordered review of all existing Iraq war plans
(Musings On Iraq article on how Bush admin went from 9/11 to Iraq invasion)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2003 Islamic Army of Iraq founded
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2004 Briton Kenneth Bigley beheaded by Zarqawi
2005 Balad bombing killed 95
2005 NYTimes reporter Miller told grand jury VP Cheney’s chief of staff Libby told her fmr Amb Wilson’s
wife was a CIA agent Was retaliation for Wilson challenging White House over Iraq-Niger uranium story
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2005 Gen Abizaid and Gen Casey told Congress number of Iraq army battalions that could operate
independently dropped from 3 to 1
2006 Sadr told Mahdi Army commanders they needed temporarily disarm Cut size of their units to make
them more manageable All militiamen to go through orientation and be issued new IDs
2006 Sadrist cleric gave sermon in Kufa saying patience running out for PM Maliki to bring about security
and stability
2006 British launched Op Sinbad against militias in Basra
2006 Report Senior British officers were lobbying Blair govt to withdraw forces from Iraq Said forces could
achieve little and frustrated with slow development of new ISF
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2006 Report 3 Iraqi reporters in south arrested for accusing a governor a judge and police officers of being
2006 Special Inspector Gen Iraq Recon Bowen testified to Congress Said 13 of 14 projects by Parsons Corp
were substandard and had serious problems Also criticized projects by KBR and Bechtel
2006 Accordance Front head Dulaimi’s bodyguard arrested on suspicion he was planning bombings within
the Green Zone
2007 PM Maliki repeated claim that he got promise from Tehran to stop Iranians arms shipments to Iraq
            Never happened
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2017 Pres Barzani’s office threatened unilateral independence if talks with Baghdad weren’t opened
(Musings On Iraq article on KRG referendum)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
2017 Secretary of State Tillerson issued statement that US didn’t recognize the KRG referendum
2017 Intl flights cancelled out of Irbil airport after travel ban imposed by Baghdad in retaliation for
2017 Iran threatened to ban fuel shipments to Kurdistan in retaliation for referendum

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