Friday, May 7, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - May 7


1935 Sheikh Ahmad Asadullah follower of leading cleric Shiite cleric Ghita called for his followers

in Rumaitha to revolt against govt 3 other tribes revolted in Diwaniya

1941 British troops took Ashar, Basra Iraqis bombed British Habaniya air base Iraqi forces

retreating from Habaniya ran into Iraqi units coming from Fallujah Columns stopped to consult Attacked and destroyed by British planes from Habaniya base 1,000 Iraqis killed

(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)

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

1982 Iran launched 2nd phase of Op Bait al-Moqaddas in Khuzistan province in south Attacked between

Susangard and Muran in north pushing Iraqis back to border Destroyed 1 Iraqi division

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

1985 Iraq shelled Khormashahr in south

(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 Dep Natl Sec Adv Gates said Iraqis would have to suffer sanctions as long as Saddam remained in


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

(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)

(Musings On Iraq review Neighbors, Not Friends, Iraq And Iran After The Gulf Wars)

2003 US military found trailers that could be mobile WMD labs Weren’t

2003 Undersec of Def Cambone said US would eventually find Iraq’s WMD and that mobile WMD labs

had been found already Didn’t exist

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claims That Iraq Had 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 ORHA decided to allow Baath members to return to jobs in ministries Said only 55 most wanted

were banned

2004 Zarqawi beheaded American Nick Berg and video taped it

(Musings On Iraq review ISIS The State of Terror)

2004 Sec Def Rumsfeld testified to Congress about Abu Ghraib scandal Apologized for abuse Claimed he

and Pentagon knew nothing and no one in his office and Pentagon had seen the photos despite being briefed receiving emails and getting the photos

2004 New York Times called for Sec Def Rumsfeld to resign over Abu Ghraib prison scandal

2004 Bin Laden tape offered reward for killing US and UN officials or citizens of any country that had

any troops in Iraq

2005 PM Jaafari filled 5 empty ministry spots and 1 Dep PM but Human Rights Minister turned down job

saying appointed only because he was a Sunni

2006 New KRG government formed unifying KDP and PUK administrations after they split during 90s

civil war Massoud Barzani president Nechirvan Barzani premier

2007 VP Hashemi said meeting with PM Maliki was productive silencing talk that Iraqi Accordance Front

would withdraw from govt

2008 Fighting broke out between Mahdi Army and Badr in Baghdad’s Abu Dishr after Sadrists tried to

kill Badr commander

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

2008 Report US officer in Baghdad’s Adhamiya frustrated with Iraqi govt Said application to integrate

local Sahwa into ISF rejected because form was in wrong ink

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

2009 Trade Min Sudani’s brother arrested on corruption charges

(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 Failed ISI attack upon a Baghdad prison

2012 Iraqi court ruled that Hezbollah’s Ali Mussa Daqduq would be released for lack evidence Daqduq

was liaison with militias brought in by Iran

(Musings On Iraq Hezbollah’s Role In Iraq)

2012 At meeting with Turkish businesses and reporters KRG Premier Barzani said Ankara saw Kurdistan

as strategic partner

2013 Hakim and Sadr met in Najaf to discuss how to deal with PM Maliki Decided on forming alliance to

take power in new prov govts in south

2014 Meetings in Irbil and Amman with sheikhs failed to end fighting in Anbar

2014 Iraqi forces assault on Fallujah failed Was first city to fall to renewed insurgency

2015 Salahaddin council said would not let displaced associated with IS return to homes

2015 Peshmerga demanded that Hashd withdraw from Sadiya, Diyala as two vied for control of area

2020 Intelligence head Kazemi elected new premier of Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Can Iraq’s New PM Maneuver The System Or Have To Follow It?)

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