Friday, May 28, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - May 28


1933 Interior Ministry had Assyrian leader Mar Shimun come to Baghdad to discuss

differences with govt over settling community in north Interior said it was willing to acknowledge Mar Shimun as spiritual leader but would not give him any political power Said British officer arriving to help settle community Mar Shimun said he would help with settlement Pledged loyalty to King Faisal

(Musings On Iraq review The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1941 British forces captured Khan Nuqta fort on march from Fallujah to Baghdad

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

1941 British troops moved from Basra to Baghdad take Ur

1941 British forces attacked Abu Ghraib canal but turned back by Iraqis

1941 British intel spread rumor to Iraqi military that 100 tanks heading to Baghdad Led PM Gaylani to


1941 3rd shipment of German military supplies arrived in Mosul Never used

1941 Iraq Chiefs of Staff decided to withdraw to Kirkuk to avoid British attack on Baghdad PM Gayalni

joined them

(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)

1968 Communist uprising began in southern Marshes

(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)

1981 Dawa blew up an ammo and fuel dump at Baghdad Airport

(Musings On Iraq Interview with Lowy Institution’s Shanahan on history of the Dawa Party)

(Musings On Iraq review The Shi’ite Movement in Iraq)

1981 Saddam gave speech saying Iraqi army could take any area in Iran Led to attack upon Dehloran

in central front Only held it for 12 hours and had to retreat

1982 Iran launched attacks on Qasr e-Shring and Sumer in center across from Diyala but failed

(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)

1990 Arab summit in Baghdad Saddam spoke about freeing the Palestinians

(Musings On Iraq Why Did Saddam Threaten Israel Before The 1990 Invasion of Kuwait?)

1990 Arab summit Saddam accused Kuwait of breaking OPEC quotas driving down oil prices costing

Iraq $14 bil called Kuwait’s oil policy an act of war against Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(Musings On Iraq review Unholy Babylon, The Secret History of Saddam’s War)

1990 At Arab summit Saddam personally warned Sheikh Sabah he was being manipulated in US

conspiracy against Iraq Demanded $27 bil in compensation from Kuwait

1990 Arab summit backed Iraq’s right to protect itself from any Israeli attack

1990 PLO chief Arafat said Saddam was bringing new leadership to pan-Arab cause

2003 PM Blair said he still believed Iraq had WMD

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

2003 DepDef Sec Wolfowitz said threat of Iraq came from its WMD and links to terrorists Said no one

expected finding Iraq’s WMD would be easy because so good at hiding them

(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)

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

2003 CIA-DIA report said that 2 trailers found during invasion were mobile WMD labs Denied Iraqi

claims trailers were for weather balloons They were

2003 CIA held conference call with reporters to brief them on WMD mobile labs report Didn’t exist

2003 DIA inspection team in Iraq sent memo to Washington 2 trailers not mobile WMD labs

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

2004 Iraqi Governing Council agreed upon Iyad Allawi as head of interim govt

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

2007 US and Iran held meeting US demanded Tehran stop supporting militias Nothing came of talks

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2008 Sadr called for weekly protests against security agreement with US

2008 Fmr White House press sec McClellan’s book said White House shaped war

debate so force only option vs Iraq Said that Iraq war was not necessary Said Bush never admitted to any mistakes and was isolated

2008 Intl Org for Migration reported only 1% of refugees had returned Iraq largest refugee crisis in world

2009 Protest in Tal Afar to make it independent of Ninewa Complained about Gov Nujafi and neglect

Part of Kurd-Al Hadbaa dispute

(Musings On Iraq Tit For Tat In Ninewa)

(Musings On Iraq Arab-Kurdish Divide Over New Ninewa Provincial Council)

(Musings On Iraq Troubles Continue In Ninewa Over Results Of Provincial Elections)

2009 Report Asaib Ahl Al-Haq demanded release of its members from jail and to run in elections in

return for releasing 5 Brits it kidnapped

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

2009 PM Maliki said he gave up with outreach to Saudis Said futile and made Iraq look weak

2009 Last British troops withdrew from Iraq

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

2011 Protests and clashes in Ramadi after raid killed police chief ISF said he was linked to ISI Residents

complained about army raids

2011 ISF raided protest organization HQ in Baghdad arresting 11 activists

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)

2011 Report PM Maliki turned to Asaib Ahl Al-Haq to counter Sadrists in Baghdad and southern Iraq

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

2012 KRG PM Barzani compared PM Maliki to Saddam Claimed Kurds were being expelled from Diyala

and Kirkuk

2012 Meeting in Irbil with Speaker Nujafi Allawi Sadr spokesman and Kurds over no confidence vote

against PM Maliki

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

2013 Security ops against ISIS in Anbar Ninewa Diyala Salahaddin Babil Baghdad

2014 ISIS killed 8 Naqshibandi fighters in Baiji

(Musings On Iraq Clashes Between the Islamic State and the Baathist Naqshibandi As Both Try To Expand)

(Musings On Iraq Precarious Relationship Between The Islamic State of Iraq And The Baathist Naqshibandi)

2014 Peshmerga Min punished Peshmerga who protested not getting paid in Sulaymaniya

2014 Iraqi intelligence received report on neighborhoods in Mosul ISIS would attack in June

2015 New U.N. resolution to try to crackdown on IS smuggling of antiquities from Iraq and Syria

(Musings On Iraq Review Shatter the Nations, ISIS and the War for the Caliphate)

2015 Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander killed near Ramadi

(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)

2015 Reinforcements arrived to try to take back Ramadi Wouldn’t happen until Feb 2016

2015 Parliament removed Ninewa Gov Nujafi from office upon recommendation of PM Abadi

2016 PM Abadi approved parliament’s dismissal of Ninewa Gov Nujafi

2017 Attack on final section of Mosul under IS control began

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