Wednesday, April 15, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 15

1969 Iraq complained to Iranian ambassador that Tehran violating 1937 agreement over
navigation of Shatt al-Arab
1979 Pres Bakr welcomed new Islamic Republic in Iran and again asked for good relations Invited PM
Bazargan to Baghdad
1980 Iraqi opposition group attempted to assassinate Information Minister Latif al-Jassim
(Musings On Iraq book review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)
1984 State Dept said that Iraq stopped using chemical weapons in Iran-Iraq War after U.S. warning in 83
but started again in Feb 84
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
1987 Iraq attacked KDP HQ in Zewa Shkan, Dohuk PUK HQs in Sergalou and Bergalou, Sulaymaniya
with chemical weapons Chemical attacks retaliation for KDP and PUK helping Iranian offensive in Kurdistan
(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 Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
(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 Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)
1993 Iraqi army began two week operation to attack Kurdish towns 5,000 Kurds displaced
2002 Sec Def Rumsfeld claimed that UN inspectors in 90s were ineffective 
(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)
2002 End of deadline set by Bush for invasion plan for Iraq to be completed
2003 CENTCOM commander Gen Franks told Iraq ground forces cmdr Gen McKiernan U.S. not staying
            in Iraq
2003 Coalition ground forces issued instructions for postwar Iraq plans So late each division interpreted
instructions how they wanted US military not ready to integrate ORHA
2003 ORHA head Garner met 100 Iraqi leaders in Nasiriya Called for democratic and federal Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2003 20,000 protested in Nasiriya against US Was another protest against Chalabi and INC
2003 US killed 7 Iraqis trying to break up demonstration in Mosul
2003 Bush reviewed US withdrawal plan that had most troops out by Sep 03
2003 Bush talked about foreign peacekeepers taking over for US troops in Iraq
2003 White House thought countries would give up opposition to Iraqi invasion and offer troops
2004 Joint Chiefs head Gen Myers said Sadr uprising and battle of Fallujah signs that US winning in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2007 Insurgents gave Christians in Dora Baghdad 24 hrs to convert to Islam or face death Led to exodus of
families Called Christians Crusaders
(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 Sunni families in Ghaziliya Baghdad asked for help to stop Mahdi Army taking their homes
2007 Insurgents told Sunni Turkmen to stop entering Shiite areas of Tal Afar and leave mixed parts
(Musings On Iraq book review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)
2007 Weekly Standard column claimed there was long time cooperation between Iraq and Al Qaeda going
back to 1990s Used a lot of refuted evidence
2007 Report Mahdi Army commanders went to Iran and basing operations out of there Also training
camps for militia near Tehran
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2008 US began building wall around Sadr City to cordon off areas controlled by Mahdi Army
2008 Breakaway Mahdi Army faction said it would not disarm in Basra
2008 Report by refugee group said govt was not taking care of displaced and militias filling vacuum
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
(Musings On Iraq Refugees International Report On Iraq’s Refugees and Displaced)
2009 US stopped Iraqi police from raiding Diyala prov council building and arresting new councilmen on
            Orders from PM Maliki
2009 Head of Sinjar said district should become independent and join Kurdistan to protest new Hadbaa
controlled Ninewa govt
(Musings On Iraq article on Kurd-Al Hadbaa dispute in Ninewa)
(Musings On Iraq article on Al-Hadbaa taking over Ninewa council)
2010 VP Hashemi went to Saudi Arabia to talk about forming new govt after national vote
2010 Iran said it wanted all parties to be included in new govt after national vote
2011 Protest in Baghdad demanding PM Maliki resign and prisoners released Was broken up by police 20
protesters arrested in Baghdad and taken to secret prison at Muthanna Airport
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)
2011 Turkmen Front said peshmerga and Asayesh not needed in Kirkuk and caused divisions
2012 Head of Elec Comm released after being arrested on corruption charges trumped up by Maliki to get
rid of him
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2012 Kurdish members of Ninewa council stopped from entering Mosul at army checkpoint
2012 Central Bank of Iraq set new rules on dollar auctions to try to stop large sales being manipulated by
insurgents foreign countries politicians banks Didn't work
2014 New security operation launched in Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil
2014 Flyers dropped over Fallujah telling people to leave due to impending security operation to free city
Wasn't taken until 2016
2015 UN received reports that up to 700 homes had been looted and burned 200 blown up in Tikrit area
after it was freed
2015 IS took control of 1/3 of Baiji Refinery
2015 Albu Ghanim tribal head called for Hashd to help fight IS in Anbar
2015 Abadi said there were 110 Iranian military advisers in Iraq
2016 Protests in 7 provinces against ethnosectarian quota system in govt

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