Wednesday, October 23, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 23

1918 Battle of Shirqat started as British forces moved north from Baghdad to seize Mosul
province and its oil before war ended 
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
1973 Baghdad ordered its units home in 1973 Arab-Israeli War
1977 Ayatollah Khomeini’s son Mustafa died in exile in Najaf Iranian secret police believed to be
behind it
1980 US said Iran’s national integrity was threatened by Iraq Pres Carter was trying to get US
hostages released by 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 imposed economic embargo on Kurdistan in retaliation for clashes with Peshmerga
1996 PUK and KDP signed ceasefire brokered by US, UK and Turkey
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
1997 UN Resolution 1134 said that Iraq had to fully comply with weapons inspectors and condemned non-
cooperation Were splits within UN security council over continued weapons inspections
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq article Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)
2002 US and UK submitted draft UN resolution for new inspections in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 Madrid Conf began with 76 countries to garner international aid for Iraq Germany Russia
France offered nothing having opposed war
2003 US guards at Abu Ghraib prison photographed an Iraqi prisoner with a leash on and other
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq dressed as police took 49 Iraqi soldiers off bus and executed them in Diyala
2005 Islamic Army got in gun battle with Al Qaeda in Iraq in Taji north Baghdad over the latter
killing members of the Islamic Army
(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)
2006 Natl Sec Adv Hadley told UK officials Op Together Forward II failing Said Iraqi army hadn’t sent
enough troops Iraqi police couldn’t hold areas cleared Said Maliki govt didn’t fully support plan
(Musings On Iraq book review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)
2006 White House said US policy was not to stay the course in Iraq despite Bush repeatedily using that
phrase Said U.S. had a flexible policy in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Report UN recorded 1.6 mil refugees 1.5 mil displaced 40,000 Iraqis arriving in Syria per month
365,000 new refugees since Samarra bombing in Feb 06
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2007 State Dept official said Iranian Revolutionary Guard working in Iraq under orders of Tehran’s
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
2007 Report State Dept couldn't’ account for $1.2 bil contract with DynCorp to train Iraqi police $4 mil
that was supposed to build a police facility spent on an olympic size pool and VIP trailers $4 mil spent on X-Ran machine never used Part of State Dept’s bad contracting in Iraq
2007 Mahdi Army fought Iraqi police in Basra City despite Sadr’s freeze upon his militia
2017 ISF and Peshmerga clashed in Fishkhabur Dohuk Kurds feared Baghdad was attempting to seize
KRG pipeline to Turkey as a result of independence referendum
(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Ups Ante Attempting To Seize Control Of Kurds’ Oil Pipeline)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

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