Monday, May 31, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - May 31

 

1915 British forces set out to capture Amarah from Ottomans

1924 UK High Commissioner for Iraq said Assyrians would get autonomous homeland in

            Dohuk Called on Iraqi govt to grant Assyrians land

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

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1931 Iraq made first payment of oil revenues to Turkey in return for giving up claims to Mosul

(Musings On Iraq How The Ottoman Province Of Mosul Became Part Of Iraq)

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

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

(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)

1932 Kurdish revolt led by Barzanji put down by RAF

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

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

1933 Assyrian leader Mar Shimun wrote letter to King Faisal Said Interior Minister told

            him how the govt disliked him

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

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1941 Mayor of Baghdad worked out peace treaty with British surrendering city

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

1941 Yunis Sabawi pro-Nazi leader appointed himself governor of southern Iraq and told Jews to stay in

homes

1941 Ger Amb to Iraq told Berlin UK-Iraq armistice signed False rumor British seized Mosul airport

forced ambassador to flee to Syria

1941 German High Command told German planes heading to and based in Iraq to gather in Aleppo until

further notice

(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)

1960 Islamic Party called for banning Communist Party and Islamicizing laws in Iraq

1967 Jordan invited Iraqi army to deploy troops in its territory for war with Israel

1971 Nixon went to Tehran Shah asked U.S. help to aid Kurds against Baghdad leading to covert CIA

operation

(Musings On Iraq When The Shah and Nixon Manipulated The Kurds)

(Musings On Iraq review Killing Hope, U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II)

(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

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

1981 Iran attacked Iraqi forces in Qasr-e-Shirin and Dehloran in central and northern Iran

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

1984 Saddam threatened to destroy Iran’s main oil port at Kharg Island hoping it would

            force Iran to negotiate end to war Iran didn’t reply

(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)

1992 Bush proposed doubling budget for covert action to overthrow Saddam

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

2001 1st of four Deputies Committee of NSC meetings on revising Iraq policy

2003 Badr Brigade claimed it gave up its heavy weapons Wasn’t true

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

2003 Dep Def Sec Wolfowitz said that US would find Iraq’s WMD

(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 Dir Tenet said that CIA had not compromised its intelligence on Iraq

2005 Basra police chief said he had no control of 3/4 of his officers who were loyal to

            political parties and militias and were carrying out assassinations

2005 Basra police chief said militias were the real power in the province and they were criminals and

bad people Said 2 main groups were Badr and Mahdi Army

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

2006 PM Maliki declared one month state of emergency in Basra after 100 killed in fighting between

            militias

2007 2nd day of fighting between ISI and Islamic Army in Baghdad’s Amiriya 1920 Revolution

Brigades and US unit joined to help Islamic Army Would lead to Sahwa being formed

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)

(Musings On Iraq review Surge, My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War)

2007 White House spokesman said US wanted long term military presence in Iraq to support ISF

2008 Report only 15% of Sawha integrated into govt

2008 PM Maliki said he wanted refugees to return Promised privileges for them Said govt had money and

plan to aid them NGOs reported Iraq had no program for returnees

2009 Ex-Trade Min Sudani placed in Samawa prison for trial after arrested trying to leave country

Accused of stealing $400 mil for Maliki’s State of Law Accused of buying substandard food and skimming money from food ration system

(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 ISI cell arrested that created fake human rights organization as front group

2011 Protests in Ramadi demanded army withdraw from city after police chief killed in raid

2012 2nd day of 4th auction round for Iraq oil and gas fields Only 2 winning bids

2012 Iraq announced 5th auction round for Iraqi oil and gas fields would be held after disappointing 4th

auction

2012 Ninewa Gov Nujafi claimed almost enough votes in parliament to hold no confidence move against

PM Maliki

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

2013 Fight broke out amongst protesters in Fallujah between those for and against Anbar becoming

federal region Federalism was to protest Maliki govt

2014 ISIS kidnapped and killed 8 Naqshibandi members in Baiji who would not give it allegiance

2014 Operation started to clear Saqlawiya north of Fallujah in Anbar

2015 Kurdish MP said 1205 Peshmerga killed 6595 wounded fighting IS since Jun 2014

2015 Badr head Amiri dismissed PM Abadi’s plans to retake Ramadi Claimed only Hashd could free

city

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

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

2017 ABC News story offered more information on Rapid Reaction unit abuses first Reported in Der

Spiegel during Mosul campaign

(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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