Saturday, October 31, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 31


1979 Saddam demanded end of Algiers Treaty Iran give up two border towns and give autonomy

to Iran’s Kurds and Arabs

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1980 Iranian navy made 2nd raid on Fao oil facilities in Basra

1982 Iran launched Muharram al-Haram attacking Diyala and Maysan Took back 120 sq mi of

Iranian territory 330 sq mi of Iraqi land Led Iraq to call up its reserves

(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 review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1995 INC HQ in Salahaddin, Irbil bombed by Iraqi National Accord killing 28 At time Kurds blamed

Baghdad for bombing

1998 Iraq suspended all cooperation with UN weapons inspectors Led Clinton to order military build

up in Gulf

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)

(Musings On Iraq Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)

(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

1998 Pres Clinton signed Iraq Liberation Act opening up $97 mil for opposition parties

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

2001 ABC withdrew story that Iraq might be behind anthrax letters sent to Wash DC

2002 Blair agreed to offer a division to US for invasion of Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

2002 UK energy companies met with govt official complaining business deals being made for

postwar Iraq and they were being left out

2002 Iraqi opposition met in Salahddin Kurdistan Said they were united to remove Saddam Wanted

to end sectarianism and create federal democratic state

2004 US Gen Sattler Unless US and Iraqi forces stopped insurgent intimidation campaign against

Iraqi civilians they couldn’t win

2004 Report US intel est 8,000-12,000 insurgents in Iraq and well financed Was far more than

previously believed

2004 Report US army overrode objections of contracting officers who complained about cost

overruns and non-competitive bids given to Halliburton in Iraq

2005 US report Iranian Revolutionary Guard Iraqi militias and police carrying out assassinations in

Basra IRGC gave assassination orders to Sayid al-Shuhada Iraq Hezbollah Thar Allah Fadhilah Badr and others

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)

2006 Iraq’s Health Min reported 3,590 civilians killed Jul 3,009 in Aug 3,345 in Sep 3,709 in Oct 06

2006 PM Maliki ordered US to remove checkpoints around Sadr City set up few days before after US

            soldier kidnapped

2006 Sadr ordered start of strike in Sadr City against U.S. checkpoints Mahdi Army members

enforced strike

2006 ISI’s Furquan Institute for Media Production made its first release

2006 State Dep memo to Sec State Rice said ISF not capable of controlling violence Meant Clear

Hold Build impossible Said Maliki talked about being national leader but was proving sectarian

(Musings On Iraq 2006 Clear Hold Build: An Iraq Strategy That Wasn’t A Strategy)

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

2006 Iraq spokesman at donor-UN conference in Kuwait said Iraq needed $10 bil for rebuilding over

4-5 yrs Said oil production not high enough to pay for reconstruction

2006 Report US soldier killed in ambush by Iraqi police in Shula Baghdad earlier in Oct Head of US military

training team said 70% of Iraqi police infiltrated by militias Junior Iraqi police officers talked about militia control of police force in Baghdad neighborhoods

2008 600 Sahwa arrived at Al Furat Iraq Police Training Center in Baghdad to receive basic training Was

supposed to be 1,300

(Musings On Iraq Will Baghdad Pay For The Sons Of Iraq Update)

2010 ISI attacked Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad Took 100 hostages Goal was publicity

and gain donations 68 killed

(Musings On Iraq review Christianity in Iraq)

2015 Albu Faraj north of Ramadi attacked by ISF after it was declared freed 3 times

2016 Iraqi forces attacked Gogjali eastern suburb of Mosul

(Musings On Iraq Review They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate)

2018 Basra Human Rights Commission said that activists were going to restart protests in


(Musings On Iraq Protests Return To Iraq’s Basra After Having Failed To Achieve Goals During Summer)

2019 Pres Salah said that PM Abdul Mahdi was ready to step down Replacement needed to

be found New election law passed by parliament

(Musings On Iraq PM Abdul Mahdi Ready To Step Down Will It Satisfy The Protests?)

2019 1 protester died in Baghdad from wounds Sit ins continued in Baghdad Babil Basra

Dhi Qar Maysan Muthanna Wasit Um Qasr port continued to be blocked Also protests in Qurna in Basra Rifai and Shatrah in Dhi Qar Karbala and Qadisiya

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

2019 Solidarity protests in Baquba and Jalawla in Diyala Another in Ninewa broken up by

30th Brigade of the Hashd

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