Thursday, February 25, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 25


1984 Iranian troops headed towards Shatt al-Arab in Basra Reached Fish Lake and Majnoon Islands

1984 Iraqis used mustard gas against Iranians to try to turn back Op Kheibar All Iraqi reserves sent to


(Musings On Iraq Origins Of Iraq’s WMD Programs)

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

1984 Iraq began offensive attacking Iran’s ports and oil facilities along with shipping in Persian Gulf

(Musings On Iraq review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

1985 Iraqi military intel warned Saddam Iranian offensive in Basra marshes imminent

(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 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)

1990 Arab Cooperation Council meeting Saddam said Iraq’s economy needed to be saved with cash Asked

for $30 bil Said if Gulf states didn’t pay Iraq knew how to get money

1991 Soviets offered another peace plan and Iraq accepted it

1991 Iraqi SCUD missiles hit US army barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killed 28 and wounded over

100 Gulf War

1991 US and UK destroyed Iraqi 26th Inf Div and 52nd Arm Div routing Iraqi 7th Corps on western


1991 3 Republican Guard divisions ordered to west flank to block Coalition VII Corps

(Musings On Iraq review M1 Abrams vs T-72 Ural, Operation Desert Storm 1991)

1991 US Marine helicopters made attack upon Kuwaiti coast to tie down Iraqi forces there

1991 Iraqis made first counterattacks in Kuwait but were destroyed Ordered forces to retreat to Kuwait


1991 Radio Baghdad announced withdrawal from Kuwait

1991 Sec of State Baker Natl Sec Adv Scowcroft said if Saddam remained in power UN sanctions would

stay in place

2001 Sunday Times report Said Iraq had nuclear weapons and tested them based upon Iraqi

defector and INC

2002 1st war game for Iraq invasion ran at Scott Air Force Base Illinois

(Musings On Iraq review Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)

2003 Army chief Gen Shinseki told Senate US needed several hundred thousand troops to successfully

occupy Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy


2003 PM Blair told CENTCOM cmdr Gen Franks UN had to play a major role in postwar Iraq

2003 Gen Franks told UK cmdr Adm Boyce US not thinking of WWII type Japanese or German

rebuilding effort in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq on Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Chapter 3 The Department of Defense Takes Charge)

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

2003 Iraqi opposition meeting in Salahaddin, Irbil Couldn't agree on a govt in exile

2004 Insurgents killed deputy police chief in Mosul

2004 CPA press briefing Gen Kimmitt was asked why US helicopters flew so low and told it was scaring

kids Kimmitt replied Iraqis had to know that was the sound of freedom and they should be re-assured

2007 Report ISI killing opponents in Anbar including imams and sheikhs that spoke out against it

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

2007 Suicide Bomber detonated device inside Mustansiriya Univ Baghdad 41 dead 55 wounded

(Musings On Iraq review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)

(Musings On Iraq review Suicide Bombers In Iraq, The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom)

2007 Sadr spokesman called on the ISF to protect the Iraqi people and not accept aid from U.S. Said no

security plan could work under the occupation

2007 Report Sadr purging Mahdi Army Suspended up to 40 commanders Sadr officials claimed they

were trying to purge those close to Iran and central control of militia Allowed some of his militia to be arrested by ISF

2007 Maliki govt claimed Iran halted all aid to militias

2010 Iraqi National Dialogue Front said it ended boycott of 2010 election and would run as part of

Iraqiya after its leader Salah al-Mutlaq was banned

(Musings On Iraq Timeline of Iraq’s De-Baathification Campaign)

2011 Day of Rage protests across Iraq 23 killed by security forces during protests

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

2011 Protests in Hawija and Riyad led to police stations being burned and 3 police killed

2011 Police broke up demonstrations in Irbil city

(Musings On Iraq interview with journalist Wladimir Van Wilgenburg on 2011 KRG protests)

2011 Pres Talabani went to Kuwait independence day in 3rd move to normalize relations between 2


2011 PM Maliki forced out Basra Governor Abbud

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