Thursday, January 7, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 7


1916 British made second assault on Ottomans during Battle of Sheikh Saad taking part of

the Ottoman defenses

1917 British made diversionary attacks along Tigris River to draw Ottoman forces away from

Khadairi Bend fort

1950 British memo said Iraqi Military Mission in Damascus was preparing for coup in Damascus

to join Iraq and Syria

(Musings On Iraq review Ropes Of Sand that includes Iraq plots against Syria)

1974 Baath Party congress organized by Saddam called for one party state

(Musings On Iraq review The Ba’thification of Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s Totalitarianism)

1981 Largest tank battle since 1973 Arab-Israeli war continued for 2nd day in Op Hoveyzeh Iraq and

Iran lost total of 3 tank battalions

1981 Iran recaptured Geilan Zarb in central front Iran lost total of 400 dead Iran didn’t have

troops to hold town so retreated to hills outside

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

1981 Iran attacked Arkavaz central front Iraqi forces retreated without much of a fight

(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 The 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)

2003 IAEA went to Al Qaim facility 3rd time US claimed was an active Iraqi nuclear plant Found it


(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 How US Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Inquiry Section 3.6 Development of UK Strategy and Options, November 2002 to January 2003)

2004 Bremer met with Barzani and Talabani 2nd time over federalism Kurds objected to federalism based

upon provinces Wanted one based upon ethnicity so KRG maintained

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)

2006 Report US held talks with insurgents inside and outside Iraq since fall 2005 Not much

progress said to have been made

2006 Report insurgents expressed complaints and splits with Al Qaeda in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

2007 ISI issued Baghdad defense plan Called for locals to create local defense units Divide

neighborhoods into sectors each with its own defensive plan Insurgents would launch offensive ops against Shiite areas

(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)

(Musings On Iraq review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)

2007 Report Insurgent groups willing to talk with US Called off negotiations after Saddam’s execution

Dec 30 Demands were unreasonable such as dismissing Maliki govt and replacing it with a political and military council

2010 Accountability and Justice Commission banned 511 candidates from 14 lists from election for

Baathist ties Was part of move by Shiite parties to make Baathists part of election

(Musings On Iraq Accountability And Justice Commission Attempts To Interfere In 2010 Elections)

(Musings On Iraq Return Of Sectarian Politics To Iraq)

2020 Iran fired ballistic missiles a Ain Al-Assad Base in Anbar and at Irbil causing some

Iraqi casualties Tehran said was revenge for killing Iran Rev Guards Quds Force Cmdr Gen Suleimani

(Musings On Iraq Could Missile Attack On Iraqi Bases Defuse US-Iran Tensions?)

2020 Funeral procession for Gen Suleimani attacked Nasiriya protest site 2nd time Fired into

crowd killing 1

(Musings On Iraq Funeral for Iran’s Gen Suleimani And Hashd Leader Muhandis Used To Attack Protesters)

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