Monday, May 24, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - May 24

 

1922 Cleric Khalisi informed southern tribes British were trying to get their way in new Anglo-

Iraq Treaty

1941 Mufti of Jerusalem told Italians Arab revolt hinged on Iraq and it needed more support

(Musings On Iraq review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)

(Musings On Iraq review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)

1982 Iran’s Op Beit al-Moqaddas ended Took Khorramshahr in south Iraqi forces pushed back to border

in Khuzistan province Regained 2,077 sq mi of Iranian territory Iraq lost 9,000 dead 15,000 wounded 19,000 prisoners Iran lost 12-15,000 dead 25,000 wounded Saddam had 20 senior officer relieved of command 10 executed

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)

1982 So far in war Iraq had lost 30,000 dead 35,000 prisoners 20% of its artillery 40% of its planes 60%

of its tanks Half its ground forces Iran has also recaptured 90% of the territory Iraq seized in 1980

1982 Israeli press reported US sent arms to Egypt which were then sold to Iraq

(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 US National Security Council deputies meeting told that US still sharing intelligence with Iraq

1999 Sec State Albright met with 7 Iraqi opposition groups receiving US funds Said US would provide

them nonlethal aid

2002 Sec Def Rumsfeld issued order to Joint Chiefs to begin Phase Four postwar planning for Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction’s “Hard Lessons” – Part I: Planning for Postwar Iraq September 2001 to May 2003)

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

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

(Musings On Iraq review Hard Lessons, The Iraq Reconstruction Experience)

2003 1st time CPA paid Iraqi govt workers

2004 Bush said US would stay the course in Iraq and move towards returning sovereignty and creating

democracy in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Dysfunctional Democracy)

(Musings On Iraq review The War Within, A Secret White House History 2006-2008)

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

George W. Bush to Barack Obama)

2005 SCIRI’s Hammoudi named head of constitutional drafting committee Deadline to finish

            document was August 15

(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

(Musings On Iraq book review The Struggle For Iraq’s Future, How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy)

2006 Joint Chiefs intel report said insurgency enduring despite political progress and growth of ISF Said

violence would increase into 2007

2006 Report police and army full of militias insurgents and criminals carrying out abuses and sectarian

violence US officials and military apologized for former Inter Min Jabr from ISCI and Badr saying they weren’t responsible for police abuses

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

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)

2006 PM Maliki said he wanted to reign in militias and demobilize them Went to Najaf to try to get

Ayatollah Sistani to make statements against militias

2006 Iraqi Army’s 16th Brigade in charge of Dora south Baghdad ran death squads and assassinations in

conjunction with insurgents Killed its own commander

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

2007 Funeral for Sheikh Issawi from Awakening hit by suicide car bomb in Fallujah 34 killed 66

wounded Part of ISI targeting Awakening sheikhs

(Musings On Iraq Demise, But Not Death of Al Qaeda In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq How A Change In Perceptions Led To The Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Fallujah Redux author Daniel Green on Fallujah during the Surge)

(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq review Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)

(Musings On Iraq review The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)

(Musings On Iraq review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)

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

2011 Anbar councilman blamed Syria for allowing insurgents to cross its border into Iraq

2011 Trade Min Sudani accused of stealing $245 mil while in office Helped fund PM Maliki’s State of

Law election campaigns in 2009 and 2010

(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen on Iraq’s fight with corruption) 

(Musings On Iraq interview with former anti-corruption official Vincent Foulk)

2011 Report US forces coming under increased attacks as withdrawal date at end of year approached

2011 US Def Sec Gates went to Iraq to lobby for US troop presence past end of year

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

(Musings On Iraq review Duty, Memoirs of a Secretary At War)

2012 KRG PM Barzani said that if Baghdad cut off fuel deliveries KRG would export oil independently

2012 Sadr asked National Alliance to replace PM Maliki

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

2013 Integrity Comm said it was opening investigation into buying fake bomb detectors Went nowhere

2013 Clash at Ramadi protest site between those for and against turning Anbar into federal region

2013 Imam at Mosul protest site argued for making Ninewa federal region

2013 Sadrist killed fighting in Syria had funeral attended by movement members showing Sadr’s

participation in Syria war

2015 Iranian Ground Forces commander said Iranian military moved 40km into Diyala to protect border

from IS

2015 KRG claimed it met its oil export quota set in 2015 budget and therefore should receive it full

monthly payment from Baghdad

2015 US Def Sec Carter questioned Iraqis’ will to fight after Ramadi fell to IS

(Musings On Iraq interview with Ahmed Ali on fall of Ramadi)

2017 Interior Min announced investigation into abuses by Iraqi forces during Mosul campaign in

response to Der Spiegel article Nothing came of it

(Musings On Iraq on Der Spiegel article on abuses by Rapid Reaction Division during Mosul battle)

(Musings On Iraq Human Rights Watch called for investigation into Der Spiegel article)

(Musings On Iraq ABC News had follow up to Der Spiegel article on abuses by Rapid Reaction Division during Mosul battle)

(Musings On Iraq Toronto Star added more to story about abuses by Rapid Reaction Division during Mosul battle)

(Musings On Iraq reactions to Der Spiegel article on abuses by Rapid Reaction Division during Mosul battle)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Joint Operations Command attacked Der Spiegel article on abuses by Rapid Reaction Division during Mosul battle)

(Musings On Iraq Review They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate)

2018 Protests in Karbala and Dhi Qar over electricity shortages

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