Saturday, June 12, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 12


1920 Protest in Karbala mosque calling for revolt vs British

(Musings On Iraq review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)

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

1921 Gertrude Bell wrote that Faisal entering Iraq with the British wouldn’t have been as good as him

leading a jihad but he would still be an inspiration to the new Arab state of Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell And Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq movie review Letters from Baghdad)

1935 National Service Bill signed by King starting conscription for army King hoped conscription would

help with nation building by creating army drawn from all parts of Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq Between the Two World Wars, The Militarist Origins of Tyranny)

1939 Regent Ilah gave speech supporting British White Paper on Palestine Was part of his pro-

British policy

1940 UK Foreign Sec Lord Halifax told War Cabinet situation in Iraq gotten worse due to German

victories in France German and Italian propaganda had been using Arab anger over Palestine and Syria against UK Few Iraqis believed that UK could protect them Arabs wanted to be on winning side in war

1963 Soviet Union condemned Arif govt military campaign against Kurds

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

1964 Pres Arif announced end of talks with Egypt to unite with Iraq Also said Mullah

Mustafa Barzani was following govt agreements while KDP wanted war

(Musings On Iraq review of 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 Govt put down 9 days of Dawa led protests capped off by arresting Ayatollah Baqir al-Sadr Led to

more protests in Iraq Lebanon UAE Braitain France Iran

(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)

1982 U.N. called for ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War

1988 Iran Op Beit al-Moqaddas 7 attacked Fish Lake Iraqi defensive line in front of Basra City

Advanced 10km into Iraqi lines causing heavy Iraqi casualties Took 700 prisoners

(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 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

(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)

1994 8,000 Kurdish refugees who had fled to Turkey after 91 uprising moved back into

            Iraq to escape fighting between PKK and Turkish army

1996 UN Resolution 1060 found Iraq not allowing UN weapons inspectors full access to sites Iraq

            refused to comply

(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)

1996 UK intel report worried that Iraq still hiding parts of missile and WMD programs

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)

1997 UN inspectors said Iraq had blocked them from 3 sites in last two days

(Musings On Iraq Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

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

2003 1st bombing of an Iraqi oil pipeline near Kirkuk after invasion

2003 White House said were some fake docs about Iraq-Niger uranium deal but much more evidence to

support story

2003 DIA memo to DepSecDef Wolfowitz said docs on Iraq-Niger uranium deal fakes but were

unconfirmed reports that supported deal such as report that uranium was in warehouse in Benin

2003 Fmr Amb Wilson gave background info to Wash Post article claiming CIA didn’t tell Bush doubts

about Iraq-Niger uranium deal Claimed he saw fake Iraq-Niger docs but never did Wilson believed his trip to Niger discredited Iraq uranium deal story within CIA but didn’t

2003 VP Cheney told chief of staff Libby Wilson’s wife’s name and said she worked for CIA Later

leaked to press to attack Wilson Cheney and Libby were worried about press reports they felt were trying to blame VP and Bush for false reports on WMD

(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)

2006 Health Dir for Diyala province kidnapped and believed killed by Mahdi Army

2006 Bush approved US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey’s campaign plan to withdraw US forces and turn

responsibilities over to Iraqis Bush didn’t approve of withdrawal plan but went along with it anyway

(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)

2007 1920 Revolution Brigade turned on ISI in Diyala after made deal with US

(Musings On Iraq Diyala Province Backgrounder)

(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)

2008 PM Maliki sent forces to Maysan to crackdown on Sadrists

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

2008 Senior Sadrist and Iranian linked arms dealer arrested in Kut, Wasit

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 

2008 Islamic Party HQ in Anbar bombed in part of campaign against party

2009 Harith Obeidi recently elected head of Iraqi Accordance Front assassinated

2011 Sadr bloc threatened to pull out of National Coalition and push no confidence

            vote against PM Maliki if US troops given extension to stay in Iraq

2011 US Amb to Iraq Jeffries said majority of Iraqi blocs supported troop extension for

            US except Sadr

2011 Iraqiya withdrew from parliament after pro-Maliki march in Baghdad burned

            Allawi’s picture

2012 Kurdish MP claimed if no confidence vote against PM Maliki went to parliament

            would be passed

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

2012 PM Maliki held cabinet meeting in Dhi Qar trying to prop up base against no

            confidence vote

2013 Charge of Knights of the Tigris anti-insurgent op started in Muqtadiya Abu Saida

            Hamrin Jalawla in Diyala

2013 Sadr-Supreme Council alliance took Basra governorship from State of Law after

            provincial elections SOL got head of council

2014 ISIS announced it was imposing sharia on Mosul ISF members had to repent or be executed Killed

Imam of grand mosque in Mosul who refused to support group

2014 ISIS executed 84 ISF in Mosul

2014 ISIS committed Camp Speicher massacre executing cadets in Salahaddin

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

2014 ISIS seized 10 towns in Salahaddin and attacked Amerli

2014 ISIS announced that it was going to execute ISF in Dhuluiya, Salahaddin

2014 ISIS told local tribes in Dhuluiya they had to turn over ISF or they would be

            killed Refused and tribes starting fighting ISIS

2014 Jabour tribe fighting ISIS in Alam east of Tikrit

2014 Army and Sahwa withdrew from three major entrances to Fallujah

2014 Insurgents attacked and seized Kubaisa and Saqlawiya in Anbar

(Musings On Iraq Security In Iraq’s Anbar Shows Battle Against Insurgents Will Be Long And Often Futile)

2014 ISF withdrew from Qaim and Mazra army base without a fight in Anbar ceding

            Syrian border to insurgents

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?)

2014 ISF withdrew from Sadiya district Diyala Insurgents burned abandoned ISF base in district

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

2014 Emergency session of parliament to discuss security crisis cancelled due to lack of quorum

2014 Supreme Council announced that it sent first unit of militiamen to fight insurgents

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

2014 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq set up checkpoints near Dhuluiya Salahaddin Opened fire

            on 3 vehicles killing 12 civilians

2014 3 Sunni men kidnapped and killed by Asaib Ahl Al-Haq in Sadiya, Baghdad

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

2014 Iran’s Quds Force commander Gen Suleimani went to Baghdad to help coordinate

            security policy against insurgents

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Commander General Suleimani And His Role In Iraq, An Interview With The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins)

2014 2 Brigades of Iranian Revolutionary Guard deployed to Samarra Najaf and Karbala to protect


2014 Iranian Revolutionary Guard deployed to Iran-Iraq border Iran air force put on alert

(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 Peshmerga and Hashd got into firefight in Sadiya Diyala in power struggle for

            control of Khanaqin district

2016 Anbar Governor report Hashd killed 43 displaced in Fallujah op 600+ disappeared Beatings

torturing stealing from displaced

(Musings On Iraq Crimes And Misdemeanors Of Kataib Hezbollah During War Vs ISIS Interview With Free Lance Journalist Jonathan Lee Krohn)

(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?)

2019 US sanctioned Iraq’s South Wealth Resources Company for helping Iran Rev Guards

avoid sanctions smuggling weapons to pro-Iran groups inside Iraq and funding Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis deputy cmdr of the Hashd and on US terror list

(Musings On Iraq US Sanctions Iraqi Company For Being Front For Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

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