Thursday, May 27, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - May 27


1917 UK Col Clayton worried Sykes-Picot would create opposition by Sharif of Mecca against

UK taking Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)

1941 Operation Regulta began British forces marched north from Basra to Kut and onto Baghdad

Captured Ur

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Boich World War II In Iraq and Syria)

1941 British forces moved from Fallujah to cut Baghdad-Mosul road and railway Forced Iraqis out of

Taji north of Baghdad

1941 PM Gaylani told Italians he was disappointed with Axis assistance

1941 UK Foreign Min Eden said that Regent Ilah lacked a strong character but he was loyal to England

1941 Germans began withdrawing from Iraq

1941 12 Italian fighters landed in Iraq

(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)

(Musings On Iraq review Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State In Iraq and the Levant, 1941)

1947 Mullah Mustafa Barzani decided to leave Iraq to USSR via Turkey and Iran after many of

his followers were arrested after returning from Iran and his brother Sheikh Ahmed Barzani surrendered to govt

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

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

1982 Iranian Supreme Defense Council went to Ayatollah Khomeini and recommended Iran go on

the offensive and invade Iraq

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

1988 Iraq recaptured Shalamcheh Basra

(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 parties threatened to go back to fighting if deal not reached with Baghdad over autonomy

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

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

1992 Report US covert campaign vs Iraq included sending in counterfeit dinars and dollars into country

to undermine economy

1993 UN Resolution 833 set Iraq-Kuwait border

1995 PUK and KDP met to maintain Kurdish parliament during civil war

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

2003 Sec Def Rumsfeld said Iraq might have destroyed its WMD right before war but they would be


(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)

(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)

2003 Preliminary report sent to Washington said 2 captured trailers were not mobile WMD labs as first


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

2003 Cleric at Fallujah mosque praised 1st serious attack on US troops 2 soldiers killed 9 injured at


(Musings On Iraq review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

2003 Outgoing ORHA head Garner told Bush and Sec Def Rumsfeld Iraq making progress and US would

be out of country in weeks

2003 New UN Rep to Iraq deMello said that the sooner Iraqis had power the better

2003 UK Rep to Iraq Sawers reported that CPA needed to create an interim Iraqi administration as

soon as possible and work with UN on transferring power to Iraq Said Bremer opposed an Iraqi body drafting new constitution

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

(Musings On Iraq review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)

2004 Sadr agreed to deal to end fighting US forces in Najaf and other southern cities

(Musings On Iraq review Battle For The City Of The Dead)

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

2005 Badr militiamen in Wolf commando brigade blamed for sectarian attacks on Sunnis

(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)

(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation, War And Resistance In Iraq)

2005 Sheikh Janabi of National Dialogue Council said violence had changed to killing based upon

identity Sunnis getting killed for being Sunni

2006 US forces said it would hand over security of Baghdad to Iraqis by end of year Didn't happen

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

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

2008 PM Maliki issued arrest warrant for Sahwa leaders in Diyala 2 days after they declared a political

party to run in 09 elections and 1 day before candidates could start organizing Warrants disqualified them from election

2008 Fmr Under Sec of Def Feith criticized Bush for switching goal of Iraq war from threat of Saddam to

spreading democracy

2009 US Army Chief of Staff Gen Casey said US could be fighting in Iraq for next 10 yrs

2009 Iraq signed 2 year deal with IMF for $7 bil to help with budget deficit due to decline in oil


2009 Kurds began independent oil exports

(Musings On Iraq Talk of Renewed Kurdish Oil Exports)

(Musings On Iraq Companies Exporting Oil From Kurdistan Without Getting Paid)

2011 Anbar council rejected protest calls to make province federal region Move was to protest Maliki


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

2011 Protest in Baghdad over lack of services demanded release of prisoners

2012 Pres Barzani said KDP and PUK peshmerga would be united by end of year Still hasn't happened

2012 Kurdish Coalition said hadn’t decided on no confidence vote against PM Maliki 

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

2013 13 ISIS car bombs in Baghdad killed 36 wounded 147

2013 Sadr gave PM Maliki 24 hrs to have ISF clear Asaib Ahl Al-Haq from streets of Baghdad

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

2014 New operation to clear Jurf al-Sakhr Babil four days after declared freed

2014 Protest in Nasiriya over lack of electricity and services

2014 Report Iran pushing PUK to support 3rd term for PM Maliki

2015 Iranian Foreign Min denied Iranian troops fighting in Baiji said only advisers

2015 Fmr MP Othman said 2,822 Peshmerga killed fighting IS since June 2014

2015 Report Army and Hashd ordered to shut bridge to displaced trying to flee Anbar into Baghdad

2016 Sadrists protest in Baghdad Police fired tear gas to break them up Demos in Babil Karbala

Basra Dhi Qar Muthanna too

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

2016 Kataib Hezbollah stopped large group of displaced fleeing Sjar Anbar abducted 73 men not seen


(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

(Musings On Iraq Missing 600 From Anbar’s Saqlawiya Finally Found Dead?)

2017 Iranian Revolutionary Guard general killed advising Hashd around Baaj western Ninewa

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

2017 Toronto Star printed story by Der Spiegel author providing more information on abuses by Rapid

Reaction unit during Mosul battle

(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)

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