Tuesday, March 9, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 9

1917 1st British assault on Baghdad turned back by Ottomans

(Musings On Iraq book review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

1918 British took Hit Anbar without a fight from Ottomans

1929 British appointed Air Inspector to control new Royal Iraqi Air Force

(Musings On Iraq review Wings of Iraq, Volume 1: The Iraqi Air Force, 1931-1970)

1959 Iraqi air force attacked coup plotters in Mosul Ended revolt Kurds and Communists attacked

Arabs and looted city backed by army brigade

(Musings On Iraq review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)

(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)

1961 Ibrahim Ahmed head of KDP accused of killing Shaklawa tribal sheikh Warrant issued for

arrest Forced Ahmed into hiding

1974 Bakr govt told Kurds had two days to accept government’s autonomy plan Kurds objected

because didn't include Kirkuk Sinjar Khanaqin and wanted new census Bakr said no

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

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

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

1975 Shah announced Algiers Agreement over border with Iraq

1984 Using chemical weapons Iraq retook all areas in Basra from Iranians except Majnoon Islands

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

1986 Iraq made 3rd attempt to re-capture Faw Peninsula in Basra

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

1987 Iran was outside Rawandaz Kurdistan but ordered to stop due to threats by Turkey to not

advance anymore

(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)

1991 Kurdish rebellion started in Halabja and Arbat

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

1991 Hussein Kamal led Iraqi forces to retake Karbala 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)

1999 Fighting between Iraqi forces and SCIRI’s Badr Brigade in 2 southern provinces

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

2003 Karbala Div commander memo said main threat was not US invasion but internal rebellions

2003 PM Blair told Bush he needed a 2nd UN resolution authorizing force against Iraq to get parliament’s

support for war Bush said he couldn't wait

2003 PM Blair told Bush UK would back US in Iraq

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

2003 Sec State Powell told CNN that European country came up with new evidence that aluminum

tubes Iraq tried to buy were for nukes not rockets Were for rockets

(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)

2003 Sec State Powell on Meet The Press Iraq-Niger uranium story open to investigation and IAEA had

been wrong about Iraq’s nuke program in 1990s

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

2004 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate he told VP Cheney trailers found in Iraq were not conclusive

evidence of Iraq WMD Said US intel still unsure about what trailers found in Iraq were used for Said CIA did not agree with Pentagon paper that Iraq had long cooperation with Al Qaeda

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claim That Iraq Had WMD)

(Musings On Iraq Look Who The LA Times Dug Up – CURVEBALL)

(Musings On Iraq Story of CURVEBALL And Iraq’s Mobile Biological Weapons Labs)

2004 3 killed 20 wounded in fighting between Arabs Kurds Turkmen in Kirkuk city

2008 Basra officials said security situation worsening because of flood of weapons from Iran and called

for Basra Operations commander to resign

2009 Turkey announced program to train Iraqi army in Turkey

2009 Report poor mothers selling daughters into prostitution Some 11 yr olds sold for as much as

$30,000 Many sold to Syria Jordan Gulf States Men marry the women and then divorce them and force them into servitude Human/women’s rights groups believe tens of thousands of women being sold U.S. said govt doing nothing about issue

2010 Kurdish Awene newspaper said electoral fraud in Irbil election Was sued by KDP for story

2013 Babil intel arrested 12 ISI members Claimed they were backed by Sheikh Sulaiman and Sheikh Abu

Risha who were leaders in Anbar protests

2013 Free Iraq Intifada leader arrested Group issued ultimatum to release him or face rebellion Hoping to

turn protests to violence Free Iraq Intifada Naqshibandi front group organizing protests in Mosul, Hawija Kirkuk Tikrit

2015 Peshmerga began offensive to take towns south of Kirkuk city from IS

2018 Report IMF’s Stand By Agreement on hold with Iraq over 2018 budget cutting spending for KRG

and reducing non-oil govt revenue


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