Monday, January 6, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 6

1909 Riots in Mosul killed Sheikh Said Sufi leader in Sulaymaniya Led his followers to
revolt cutting off trade in northern Mosul province
1916 Start of Battle of Sheikh Saad as British forces moved up the Tigris and encountered the
Ottoman defenses
1921 Govt issued order to form Iraqi General Staff Nuri al-Said became Chief of Staff 1st unit of
Iraqi army formed
1942 Court sentenced fmr PM Gaylani and 3 Golden Square colonels to death in absentia
(Musings On Iraq book review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The Nationalist Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1948 College students went on strike in Baghdad after police broke up protest on Jan 4 over
Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1949 Student strikes started at College of Medicine Pharmaceutical College Law College in Baghdad
while protests started in Hillah Najaf Basra Kirkuk Sulaymaniya Communists played leading role
1949 Nuri al-Said became PM for 5th time Told parliament his main job was dealing with
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
(Musings On Iraq book review of ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958 on Said govt)
1981 Largest tank battle since 1973 Arab-Israeli war started during Op Hoveyzeh Iraq and
Iran lost total of 3 tank battalions
1981 Iran recaptured Geilan Zarb in center near Diyala Iran lost total of 400 dead 450 Iraqis captured
Iran didn’t have troops to hold town so retreated to hills outside
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1986 Iraq started operation to try to retake Majnoon Island from Iranians
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
1987 Saddam called for ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Rejected 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)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1990 Jabouri tribe attempted to assassinate Saddam during military parade
1993 US Russia France England agreed to enforce UN Resolution 688 that condemned Iraq’s
repression of its population
2003 Saddam said he was ready for war Accused UN inspectors of being spies
(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)
2003 IAEA asked State Dept for info about Iraq-Niger uranium deal
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 IAEA head El Baradei no evidence of any suspicious Iraq nuclear activities
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2003 Bush met with cabinet and said needed strong case vs Iraq for war
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)
2003 Report 100 US Special Forces and 50 CIA officers had been sent into Iraq end of 2002 along
with Australian Jordanian British commandos to find targets for invasion
2004 2 Frenchmen shot and killed in Fallujah after car broke down
2015 4 bodies found in Albu Bahani, Babil believed to have been kidnapped and executed by Hashd 

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