Thursday, June 10, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 10


1916 Hussein Ibn Ali sheriff of Mecca declared Arab revolt against Ottomans

backed by British Many Iraqi Ottoman officers joined

(Musings On Iraq review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

1924 UK High Commissioner for Iraq Sir Percy Cox set June 10 as deadline for Iraq

            parliament to pass Anglo-Iraq Treaty but failed to do so

1924 UK Commissioner Cox got Iraqi MPs taken from their homes and forced them to

            approve Anglo-Iraq Treaty

1933 Nuri al-Said ally Abd al-Razzaq al-Hassan published pamphlet claiming Shiites were more

Persian and therefore doubted they could support Arab nationalism Led to protests and then armed revolts in Najaf Karbala and other southern cities 3 provinces became ungovernable

1940 Italy declared war on Allies England asked Iraq to break relations with Rome as

            a result It refused

1941 British air force destroyed train shipment of German military aid heading for

            Iraq from Syria Anglo-Iraq War already over

1954 Police fired on demonstrators in Baghdad organized by opposition parties

1963 Arif govt launched offensive against Mullah Mustafa Barzani after talks broke down

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

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

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

(Musings On Iraq review Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

1979 Saddam gave Pres Bakr list of notables to be executed including army officers

Bakr said no Put under house arrest Saddam would use incident to push Bakr out of office

(Musings On Iraq review Saddam His Rise and Fall)

1982 Saddam announced unilateral ceasefire in war Claimed Iraq achieved all its goals

Rejected by Iran Demanded Saddam step down 100,000 Shiite exiles return to Iraq Saudis offered to pay $50 bil for reconstruction in Iran Tehran asked for $150 bil from Saudis

1982 Soviet Union renewed military supplies to Iraq which it had stopped when Iran

            Iraq War started

(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)

2003 Bush told cabinet he was convinced 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)

2003 Bush said invading Iraq was right decision because of its WMD programs

2003 Rumsfeld said he was confident Iraq’s WMD would be found

2003 State Dept memo said Italian docs claiming Iraq-Niger uranium deal were


(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

2003 CIA hired fmr UN inspector David Kay to take over new Iraq Survey Group to

            hunt for Iraq’s WMD

2003 Head UN inspector Blix accused Pentagon of trying to undermine him during


(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

2003 Report Al Qaeda’s Khalid Sheikh Mohammed captured by US said that Al Qaeda

            did not work with Iraq

2004 US gave up hope that NATO forces would be sent to help in Iraq

2005 Gen Petraeus told Inter Min Jabr about abuses of Wolf Brigade full of Badr militia Jabr denied

any wrongdoing

(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 Police commander kidnapped 11 Sunnis from Adhamiya Bodies found 2 days

            later in Sadr City

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

2006 Insurgents killed 60 police recruits in Ramadi U.S. forces cordoned off city and

            1500 reinforcements sent

2008 Dhi Qar police started operation to raid and arrest Sadrists

2009 Def Min Obeidi said he wanted US forces to stay in Iraq for the next 5 years

2009 Mass grave with 500 Kurds killed by Saddam found in Basra

2009 Oil Ministry said it would not pay oil companies working in KRG

2010 State of Law merged back with other Shiite parties after elections in National

            Coalition giving them 159 seats so PM Maliki could get 2nd term

2010 Protests in Baghdad Babil Qadisiyah Nasiriya Najaf Kirkuk Karbala Ninewa

            Basra Chanted against PM Maliki and for better services

2011 Pro-Maliki tribesmen attacked protesters in Baghdad Burned images of Allawi

2011 Allawi attacked PM Maliki calling him a liar hypocrite and agent of Iran

2012 List of MPs for no confidence vote against Maliki was down to 160 Then 157

2012 Pres Talabani rejected no confidence letter against PM Maliki claiming not enough


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

2013 5 car bombs in Mosul area

2013 PM Maliki visited Irbil for first time in 2 yrs to try to resolve disputes with Kurds

2014 Gen Ghidan ground forces commander Gen Qanbar chief of staff fled Mosul to

            KRG causing general desertion

(Musings On Iraq Islamic State of Iraq Launches Battle of Ninewa In Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq Background To The Fall Of Mosul, Insurgents’ Relentless Attacks Upon Security Forces Set Stage For The Taking Of City)

(Musings On Iraq Islamic State of Iraq’s 2014 Uprising And Security Forces Collapse)

(Musings On Iraq How Northern Iraq Fell To The Insurgency)

2014 ISIS took Mosul after 6 days of fighting Gov Nujafi fled to Dohuk 500,000

            began fleeing city

2014 Defense Ministry said it was sending Golden Division to retake Mosul Never


2014 PM Maliki declared that government would retake Mosul in 24 hrs

(Musings On Iraq review The Rise of Islamic State, ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution)

2014 PM Maliki asked US for military aid to fight ISIS Maliki claimed US didn’t help

            until August but US started sending supplies next day

2014 ISIS set up checkpoints around Mosul to arrest and execute members of ISF and

Jabour tribe

2014 ISIS took Badush prison Ninewa and started executing 670 Shiite prisoners over

            next few days

(Musings On Iraq review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)

2014 ISIS seized Shirqat, Suleiman Beq and Baiji weapons depot without a fight

            Started attacks outside of Tikrit Salahaddin

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Northern Front Stalemate In Salahaddin)

2014 When word that Mosul fell ISF began deserting in Tikrit and Baiji

2014 ISIS attacked Abu Ghraib district Baghdad

2014 Def Min told retreating troops from Ninewa Salahaddin Kirkuk to rally in Taji,


2014 Peshmerga moved into Kirkuk city and Tuz Kharmato in Salahaddin Khanaqin

            dist in Diyala after ISF began retreating Lost most of Khanaqin to insurgents

2014 PM Maliki called for militias to help fight insurgents

(Musings On Iraq Interview Iran And Its Shiite Militias Mobilize In Iraq Interview With Phillip Smyth)

2014 Iranian Revolutionary Guard said to be mobilizing and entering Iraq to aid govt

(Musings On Iraq Continued Collapse Of Iraqi Security Forces And Fighting In Baghdad Leads to Militia Mobilization And Arrival Of Iran)

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Mobilization In Iraq In The Face Of The Insurgent Surge)

(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 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq said US forces in Iraq were continuation of occupation

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

2016 Sadrist mobs attacked Dawa ISCI Reform Movement Badr offices in Basra

            Maysan Wasit Dhi Qar Najaf Karbala Muthanna

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

2019 Nechirvan Barzani became new KRG president His cousin Masrour Barzani was named prime

minister the next day

(Musings On Iraq New Kurdish Govt Moving Forward Despite KDP-PUK Split)

2020 Parliament reversed 10% pay and pension cuts made by cabinet to reduce budget

during economic crisis

(Musings on Iraq Iraq’s Parliament Refuses Budget Cuts During Economic Crisis)

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