Monday, March 29, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 29


1946 Iraq-Turkey Friendship Treaty Would cooperate over Tigris and Euphrates security

education communication economies

1947 Sayid Salih Jabr became premier 1st Shiite PM of Iraq 1922-58 were 59 cabinets

(Musings On Iraq review The Chatham House Version and other Middle-Eastern Studies)

1970 New cabinet announced and 5 Kurds included as ministers

(Musings On Iraq review of The Kurds, A Modern History)

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

1982 Iraq set up new defensive line 6 miles from Maysan border Iran attacked towards Fakkeh breaking

through Iraqi lines Broken up by air strikes Lost 100 tanks and forced to retreat Ended Iranian Op Fath Iraq lost 8000 dead 12000 wounded 13000-20000 captured 400 tanks 3 divisions destroyed Iran lost 4,000 dead, 12,000 wounded, 200 tanks and APCs

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

1982 Saddam offered to withdraw to international border between Iran-Iraq Rejected by Iran

1984 US intel found Iraq buying equipment from West German company to make chemical weapons W.

Germany denied story

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

1984 US intel reported Iraq had 5 sites producing chemical weapons for Iran-Iraq War

(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)

1987 Ali Hassan al-Majid given special powers over all govt agencies in northern Iraq to deal with Kurds

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurds, A Modern History)

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

1991 Iraqi troops recaptured Kirkuk from Kurdish rebels

1991 Iraqi troops captured Tanuma, Basra from rebels

(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)

(Musings On Iraq Remembering The 1991 Uprising In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Saddam’s View of Iraq’s 1991 Uprising)

(Musings On Iraq When The US Helped Start A Rebellion In Iraq That It Didn’t Want)

1994 Saddam became prime minister of Iraq

2002 Gen Franks briefed military service chiefs on Iraq war planning

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


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

2003 UK Embassy in Washington reported Bush mad at press reports invasion not going according to


2003 1st Suicide bomber in Iraq war hits US checkpoint in Najaf killing 4 soldiers

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

2003 Iraq VP Ramadan said suicide bombers would become routine in Iraq and threatened England and

US with them

2003 VP Ramadan said that foreign fighters had arrived in Iraq to help defend it against Americans

2003 Iraqi govt removed commander of Iraqi air defense in Baghdad after missiles misfired and hit the


2003 Iraq fired 2 SCUDS at Kuwait but shot down by US Patriot missiles

2006 US intel report said 1707 Sunni and Shiite families moved in Baghdad after Samarra bombing

Mahdi Army kidnapping and executing people

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

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

2007 ISI began withdrawing from Ramadi leading to large drop in attacks

2007 2 suicide car bombs at Baghdad market killed 82 and wounded 100

(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 National Police kidnapped 5 British security guards from Eastern Baghdad

2007 New US Amb Ryan Crocker arrived in Iraq

2008 PM Maliki’s deadline for militias to turn over weapons ended with few complying Was extended

            until Apr 8

2008 Defense Min Obeidi said Charge of Knights had not gone as planned Was shocked by resistance

by Mahdi Army

2008 Sadr said he was talking with Ayatollah Sistani to negotiate ceasefire with PM Maliki Also called

for Qais Khazali and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq to rejoin his organization

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

2008 PM Maliki delegation met with Sadr in Iran to work out ceasefire in Basra

2008 At meeting Gen Petraeus said that Maliki govt had set goals in Basra it couldn’t achieve National

Security Adv Rubaie told UK official PM Maliki had been led by his advisers into starting Charge of Knights by telling him Basra in more desperate situation than it was in

2008 More police in Basra switched sides to Mahdi Army Reports more than 100 police fired in Basra

due to losing weapons and fleeing

2008 Nasiriya retaken from Mahdi Army Fighting between ISF and Mahdi Army in Karbala Babil


2008 UK started air strikes on Mahdi Army in Barsa US carried out air strikes in Basra and Sadr City

2008 Rockets fired at Green Zone by Mahdi Army

2008 Report Iraqi army had no artillery planning communications system logistics transportation

service hospitals

2009 Provincial election results announced State of Law won 126 of 440 seats 28% ISCI went from 200

to 50 seats

(Musings On Iraq Official Iraqi Election Results)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s New Provincial Councils – Update)

(Musings On Iraq Governors, Heads of Councils, and Ruling Coalitions In Iraq’s Provinces)

2009 Maliki govt said in talks with Asaib Ahl Al-Haq to get 5 British hostages it kidnapped

released Iraq UK US Iran Hezbollah worked out deal to release Brits in return for AAH leaders Qais and Laith Khazali, 300 AHH members, Iranian operatives and Hezbollah’s Daqduq held by US

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Iranians Planned Kidnapping And Held British Captives Taken In Iraq) 

2009 PKK rejected call by Pres Talabani and Pres Barzani to disarm

2009 Sahwa in Dora Baghdad protested over not getting paid by govt

2009 US and ISF disarmed Sahwa in Fadhil Baghdad after fighting broke out day before when its

commander arrested

(Musings On Iraq Sons of Iraq Integration Update)

2010 Peshmerga withdrew from Jalawla Diyala after argument over control of disputed areas with


2011 PM Maliki presented nominees for security ministries never filled after 2010 elections

2011 ISI attacked Tikrit provincial council building leaving 150 casualties

2011 Parliament human rights committee found chronic abuses in Diyala prisons including torture

2011 Opposition parties boycotted KRG parliament because govt hadn’t responded to protest demands

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

2011 Turkish Premier Erdogan went to Kurdistan first Turkish leader to visit region

2015 Most Hashd pulled out of Tikrit op to protest US airstrikes PM Abadi met with Hashd leaders to

discuss their opposition

2015 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq said it would not join future ops in Anbar and Ninewa if US involved

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

2016 Deadline set by Sadr for PM Abadi to announce new technocratic cabinet

(Musings On Iraq interview with Cambridge’s Michael Clark on Sadr, protests and PM Abadi’s reforms)

2016 State of Law said PM Abadi ready to present candidates for cabinet but ruling parties were not


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