Monday, December 23, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 23

1920 Iraq-Syria border set with Deir Ezzour going to latter
(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)
1983 Jordan gave Iraq $125 mil line of credit to help Baghdad in Iran-Iraq War
1986 Iran Op Karbala 4 Crossed Shatt al-Arab to attack Fish Lake defensive line before Basra city
Iraq warned beforehand by intel
(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
2004 UK intel did review of its 2002 reporting on Iraq’s WMD and said its assessments were all wrong
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2004 Fallujah was reopened to displaced to return after 2nd battle for city
2004 UK intel report 2005 elections would happen on time Assassinations and intimidation would likely
increase beforehand Hardline Sunnis would reject any new govt and continue with insurgency
2005 IMF approved $685 mil loan for Iraq
2006 Report Baladiyat Zayun Ghadir Nariya neighborhoods in Baghdad almost all Shiite now 400
Shiite families fleeing Baquba settled in Nariya and New Baghdad Iraqi army helped Shiite families move into Adil Mahdi Army moved into Sabi al-Bour northern Baghdad town to secure it Public Works Ministry proposed land grants to victims of Saddam and insurgents in 6 Sunni towns known for being insurgent bases Was believed to be move by Maliki govt to move Shiites into those areas
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2007 Shootout in Baghdad’s Dora between Sahwa and Mahdi Army
2007 Dep Natl Sec Adv Hussein said that if Sahwa continued would lead to civil war with militias Said
half of Sahwa were insurgents and contacting Baathists
2008 Speaker Mashadani forced to resign after he praised reporter for throwing shoe at Pres Bush
and PM Maliki
2009 Protest in Pirmargrun Sulaymaniya turned into a riot after mayor said population didn't
appreciate his improvements to the community People complained about corruption and lack of services Asayesh and riot police called out
(Musings On Iraq Anti-Government Protests In Both Southern and Northern Iraq)
2009 Protests in Karbala and Anbar against Iranian troops occupying Well No 4 in Fauqi oil field in Maysan
(Musings On Iraq More Questions Than Answers On Iran-Iraq Oil Field Dispute)
2011 PM Maliki adviser said that Fin Min Issawi suspected of connections to terrorism Sadrists would
not go along with his removal
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki targeting Fin Min Issawi in 2011)
2012 Iraqiya boycotted parliament over arrest warrant for Fin Min Issawi
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s moves against Fin Min Issawi in 2012)
2013 Sheikh Sulaiman said tribes would protect Ramadi protest site against Maliki govt
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki crackdown on Anbar protests)
2013 Anbar Ops Command outside Ramadi hit by mortars in new insurgent offensive
(Musings On Iraq article on insurgent offensive in Anbar)
2017 PKK said it was creating its own region in Qadil northern Kurdistan

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