Tuesday, April 27, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 27


1916 UK offered Ottomans all the artillery and 1 mil pounds in return for letting British forces leave Kut

UK forces had been under siege in Kut since Dec Ottomans refused offer

1918 British shelled Najaf with artillery to put down revolt

1924 New parliament met for 1st time to ratify Anglo-Iraq Treaty write constitution write law for

parliamentary elections Was lots of opposition to treaty Some wanted to amend which UK rejected

1966 Pres Arif said Kurds would never have autonomy but did want talks

(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)

(Musings On Iraq review Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

1980 Radio Tehran aired fake story that Saddam had been assassinated

1981 Iraqi counterattack stopped Iranian effort to retake Qasr e-Shirin central front

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

1982 French delegation returned to Iraq to help work on its Osirak nuclear reactor Left after Iranian

bombing of reactor in 1980

1987 Iran Op Karbala 10 took 2 towns and 100 sq mi in Sulaymaniya

(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)

1987 Syria agreed to stop backing Iraqi Kurds

1991 Iraq made declaration of its nuclear program to UN inspectors but was hiding most of 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 Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

1998 UN lifted travel restrictions on Iraqi officials after progress on inspections

2003 ORHA head Garner made first radio address to Iraqis calling for return to normalcy

2003 Report evidence found linking Ansar al-Islam with Al Qaeda

2003 Captured Mukhabarat documents showed it had meetings with Al Qaeda in 1990s

2003 Grenade thrown at 82nd Airborne troops wounding 2 in Ramadi

(Musings On Iraq review The Terrorists of Iraq, Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraqi Insurgency 2003-2014)

2003 Baghdad conference opened to discuss forming an Iraqi provisional govt with 300 Iraqis attending

Endorsed by US

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Endgame, The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from

George W. Bush to Barack Obama)

2003 ORHA and Oil Ministry officials met and picked top positions in ministry

(Musings On Iraq Review Iraq and the Politics of Oil, An Insider’s Perspective)

2003 US intercepted arms shipment sent by Turkey to Turkmen in Kirkuk

2004 60 Minutes II showed pictures of Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal

2007 Report ex-CIA Dir Tenet’s new book said White House made him scapegoat for Iraq war and bad

intel on Iraq’s WMD Said officials like Cheney Rice and Natl Sec Adv Hadley tried to blame him Said White House never had serious debate about Iraq threat Claimed Cheney and Pentagon officials like Wolfowitz and Feith were pushing for war at end of 2001 Said CIA opposed White House argument on Iraq-Al Qaeda connection

2008 Baghdad Operations Command said they captured Iraqis trained and armed 

            by Iran to fight ISF

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Overview of Iran’s Influence In Iraq)

2008 Spec Insp Gen for Recon Report 855 of 47,321 US rebuilding projects ended mostly due to

violence and costs 112 were ended because of poor job by contractors Many projects listed as complete even though weren’t Ex USAID gave $50 mil contract to Bechtel to build children’s hospital in Basra Ended in 2006 due to long delays US said project finished even though only 35% of work done

2009 PM Maliki announced Iraqi forces captured Abu Omar al-Bahgdadi Didn’t happen

(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Responds To Renewed Violence Pt. 1: Al Qaeda’s Prince Arrested Or An Imposter?)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval War College’s Prof Whiteside on ISI leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi)

2009 PM Maliki condemned US raid in Kut that killed 2 civilians calling it a crime

2009 Basra police chief escaped IED laid by either Mahdi Army or Special Groups

2009 PM Maliki blamed recent ISI mass casualty bombings on US releasing prisoners as part of

withdrawal Earlier Maliki had demanded releases

2012 Kurdish Alliance returned to Ninewa council after boycott started in 2009 when Hadbaa took all

the top posts after elections

2013 Peshmerga said it was moving into disputed areas of Kirkuk Diyala Salahaddin to protect against

increased violence

2013 PM Maliki blamed Syria for rise of sectarianism and increased violence in Iraq

2013 Naqshibandi claimed they were behind rise in violence after ISF attacked Hawija protest site

2013 Anbar Operations Command set 24 hrs deadline for killers of 5 soldiers at Fallujah protest site to

be turned over

2013 5 Anbar tribes said they were arming to fight ISIS in province after 5 soldiers killed at Fallujah site

2013 2 tribes withdrew from Anbar protests after 5 soldiers killed at Fallujah site

2014 ISF claimed it was starting op to retake Fallujah that Anbar council denied was happening

2015 Arabs accused Peshmerga of destroying homes in 5 villages after freed from IS in Kirkuk

2015 Badr’s Amiri said using Hashd only way to free Anbar

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

2015 IS head Baghdadi called on Syrian fighters to help fight in Salahaddin and Anbar

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