Friday, December 27, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 27

1945 Regent of Iraq gave speech promising political reform improved social security fighting
employment redistribution of wealth
(Musings On Iraq book review of ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958 on Said govt)
1986 Iraq counterattack recaptured Um al-Rassas island in Basra Ended Iran Op Karbala 4
            Iran lost 800 dead 200 prisoners Iraq lost 800 dead 2000 wounded
(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
(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)
1990 100 congressmen asked Bush to give Iraq sanctions chance to work
1993 State Dept accused Iraq of indiscriminate shelling/bombing burning villages and executions in
southern marshes
2001 Gen Franks briefed Rumsfeld on war planning
(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
Tragedy)
2003 Attacks on govt buildings and foreign troop bases in Karbala killed 19 wounded 120
2004 Al Jazeera aired bin Laden tape calling Zarqawi the prince of Al Qaeda in Iraq Bin Laden said
focus of the Islamic world was war against US in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with former CIA analyst Nada Bakos that tracked Zarqawi)
2004 Iraqi Islamic Party withdrew from January 2005 election saying violence made vote impossible
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq fired 2 rockets from south Lebanon into Israel
2005 Kurdish Col in army’s 2nd Div in Ninewa said unit would not allow Def Min to add Arab
soldiers to division
2006 Frederick Kagan and Ret Gen Jack Keane wrote OpEd in Wash Post arguing for troop Surge in
Iraq that they conceived
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2007 Report Islamists running many US prisons Camp Bucca indoctrinating prisoners into Islamism ISI
members went after Anbar tribal members in prison blaming them for Awakening
2008 3,000 marched in Basra city demanding province be turned into a federal region
(Musings On Iraq article on move to make Basra a federal region)
2009 Barzani held meeting to create Peshmerga Ministry in attempt to unify KDP and PUK’s forces
2009 Dep US Cmdr in Iraq said govt integration of Sahwa would have to wait until after 2010
elections Maliki govt originally agreed to integrate them by end of 2009
(Musings On Iraq article on problems in integrating Sahwa)
2011 Salahaddin council voted to turn province into a federal region Blocked by PM Maliki
2012 Protest in Mosul called for Iraqi forces to withdraw from city after arbitrary arrests
2012 Tribal delegation from Basra joined Ramadi protest
2013 PM Maliki said would be last time Friday prayers held at Ramadi protest site Demanded tribes end
protest
2013 Iraqi forces tightened security around Ramadi protest site searching people coming and going
2013 Army vehicle attacked near Ramadi protest site Blamed on ISI
2013 Pro-Maliki Sheikh Hayes said Ramadi base for Al Qaeda Called on PM Maliki to burn down the
Anbar protest camps Hayes met with delegations from Albu Diab Albu Jaber Albu Ali al-Jassim Albu Fahd Albu Shaban Albu Hamza tribes who all pledged support for govt
(Musings On Iraq article on splits within Anbar tribes over protests)
2013 Several sheikhs warned govt about closing down Ramadi protest site
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki crackdown on Anbar protests)
2013 Commander Anbar Rapid Reaction Force hit by IED Army base east of Ramadi hit by mortars
(Musings On Iraq article on insurgent offensive in Anbar)
2013 Ansar al Sunna claimed ISI killed 40 of its members in inter-insurgent fighting
2015 IS head Baghdadi released message US afraid to fight IS and Islam destined to rule world until
judgment day

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