Monday, June 14, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 14


1920 UK military governor in Basra reported political agitation from Baghdad trying to raise

support for Iraqi independence in Basra

1921 Churchill asked Colonial Office if King Faisal was Sunni or Shiite and who were the

religious people in Karbala

1980 Mossad assassinated Egyptian nuclear scientist Yahya El Mashad in Paris who worked on Iraq’s

nuclear program

1985 Iran Op Al Quds 1 north of Majnoon Islands Basra

1985 Iraq halted air raids for 2 wks on Iran calling on Iranians to push Khomeini towards peace

(Musings On Iraq review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

1988 Iraqi 1st Corps attacked Mawat Kurdistan

(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 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)

1991 More than 1,000 Kurds protested outside US camp in Dohuk asking for them to stay to protect them

from Iraqi govt

1998 2nd day of meetings between UN inspectors and Iraq Agreed on inspection regime Inspectors

demanded that Iraq come clean on concealment program Tariq Aziz thought UN working with US to move goal posts every time there was progress to drag out process

(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)

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

2001 CIA report aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were probably for centrifuges for nuke program but

could be rockets Still no justification for claim Were for rockets

(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)

2003 Gen Sanchez became commander of Coalition forces in Iraq

2003 Gen Petraeus flew to Baghdad telling CPA disbanding Iraq military threatened US troops

(Musings On Iraq Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Chapter 6 Charting A New Course)

2003 1300 US troops conducted major search and raids in Fallujah

(Musings On Iraq review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)

2004 VP Cheney said Saddam had long standing ties with Al Qaeda

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

2004 Reports US soldiers and interrogators began warning of abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Nov and

Dec 03

2005 Massoud Barzani sworn in as KRG president

2006 PM Maliki said Sadr City and Shiite areas of Baghdad off limits to US forces

2006 PM Maliki announced Op Together Forward to try to secure Baghdad and stop sectarian attacks


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

2006 After returning from Iraq Bush said inspired by meeting PM Maliki and US was staying the course

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

2006 Def Sec Rumsfeld aide brought up Biden-Gelb idea of breaking up Iraq as possible exit strategy for


2007 US Operation Arrowhead Ripper in Baquba Pushed insurgents out of city with help of 1920

Revolution Brigade

2008 Sadrist said they wouldn’t run as a party in 2009 provincial elections just support candidates

(Musings On Iraq Sadr’s Leadership Or Lack Thereof)

2008 US Inspector General went to Kahn Bani Saad prison found no work being done Most of $1.2 mil in

materials gone

2008 Female suicide bomber in Qara Tappa Diyala targeted café where people watching World Cup 34


(Musings On Iraq The Rise of Female Suicide Bombers)

(Musings On Iraq Motivations Behind Female Suicide Bombers)

(Musings On Iraq review Suicide Bombers In Iraq, The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom)

2010 New parliament seated 3 months after elections Only met for 18 minutes Was supposed to start

work on electing new president but didn’t PM Maliki adjourned session indefinitely to stall for time

2011 ISI attacked Diyala provincial council building in Baquba

2011 PM Maliki said he wanted to reduce the number of ministries in response to protests

2012 Gorran and PUK held meeting to try to reconcile Didn’t work

2012 Ninewa Gov Nujafi reversed course and said that he now supported Kurdish oil deal with Exxon

2012 Sadr returned from Iran said still for no confidence vote against PM Maliki but thanked him for

cabinet meetings in provinces Sadr started giving into Iranian pressure

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

2014 Ayatollah Sistani issued clarification that his fatwa to defend country was for men to join the ISF

not militias

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

(Musings On Iraq Interview with Tel Avav Univ’s Rachel Kantz Federa on Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa To Defend Iraq)

2014 Insurgents seized Jalawla, Diyala

2014 12 imams in Mosul executed by ISIS for not giving it baya

2014 128 bodies of soldiers and police executed by ISIS in Mosul recovered

2014 Report differences emerging between ISIS and Naqshibandi over control of Mosul

2014 Ishaqi and Mutasim in Salahaddin recaptured by ISF 1st victories vs insurgents after

            sweep through north

2014 ISF and tribes forced insurgents out of Dhuluiya Ishaqi in Salahaddin declared freed but still


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

2014 ISF and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq pushed insurgents out of Muqdadiya, Diyala

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

2014 ISF withdrew from Rawa and Ana giving Anbar border to ISIS Fighting in Hit Habaniya Ramadi

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

2014 ISF started op to try to retake Saqlawiya, Anbar

2014 Report Peshmerga told remaining ISF in Kirkuk city to leave

2014 Sadr called for military parades by his militia in all the provinces to show their strength in face of


(Musings On Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr And Iraq’s Militia Mobilization)

2014 1500 Iranian troops in Khanaqin district Diyala and 500 in Wasit to secure Iran-Iraq border areas

2014 1st Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps member killed in fighting in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Fifth Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force Member Dies In Iraq)

(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)

2019 Balad Air Base hit by mortar fired by pro-Iran group due to US-Iran tensions

(Musings On Iraq Tehran And Its Allies Respond Asymmetrically To Trump Admin’s Iran Policy)

2020 PM Kazemi repeated pass orders that Hashd not to take part in politics

2020 Report Shiite Endowment and Hashd units were seizing property in Mosul

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