Thursday, June 17, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 17


1920 Arab govt run by British advisors approved by London Head political officer in Iraq Wilson

told to announce it to Iraqis

1920 Calls for revolt vs British posted in Hilla British political officer arrested those calling for

revolt and exiled them

(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)

1927 Lord Cecil said British public opinion was overwhelmingly against staying in Iraq

1954 PM Umari resigned so he could go on annual vacation to Turkey to escape summer heat in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review The Chatham House Version and other Middle-Eastern Studies)

1963 Kurds blew up two oil wells in Kirkuk province during Barzani revolt

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

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

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

1981 Col Qaddafi announced he would go to Tehran and Baghdad to try to negotiate

            ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Libya supported Iran 

1987 Iran Op Fath 7 Iranian Rev Guard and PUK attacked Iraqi 27th Div supply lines in 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)

1996 UN said Iraq smuggling oil through Iranian waters breaking sanctions

2003 CIA report to Dir Tenet said that Niger-Iraq uranium story was dropped because based upon

fake docs

(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 report that it found docs at Iraqi scientist’s home that proved Saddam had nuke program

Proved false

2003 Report UK official in CPA said Iraq reconstruction in chaos because no strategy Said CPA

was most chaotic organization he’d ever worked for Couldn’t deal with needs and lacked resources to make change in Iraq

2004 PM Allawi promised reprisals against insurgents after suicide bombing of Iraqi army base

(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)

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

2004 Natl Sec Adv Rice told Bremer Bush supported early end to CPA

(Musings On Iraq review State of Denial, Bush At War, Part III)

2004 Bush refuted 9/11 Comm Said Iraq-Al Qaeda had connections and that was why Iraq was a


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

2004 Cheney said 9/11 Comm didn’t look at the overwhelming evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda

connections Claimed he had intel on Iraq-Al Qaeda ties that 9/11 Comm didn’t That intel later proved false

2005 Constitutional Committee agreed to expand number of Sunnis from 2 to 17 with another 10

as advisers under heavy US and UK pressure

(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)

2007 Report PM Maliki complained to US Cmdr in Iraq Gen Petraeus about Sahwa program

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

2008 Truck bomb by Mahdi Army or Special Group in Baghdad killed 63 wounded 70 US forces

claimed bombing meant to stop return of displaced Sunnis and provoke sectarian fighting

(Musings On Iraq Desperation Move By The Sadrists?)

2008 Report Start of June standoff between Peshmerga and oil workers Khurmala Dome oil field

KRG claimed field belonged to it Baghdad gave Peshmerga 24 hrs to leave and did

2008 UN report displaced increased by 800,000 from 2007-08 45,000 refugees returned to Iraq

from 2007-08

(Musings On Iraq review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)

2009 US held talks with Syria to try to stop foreign fighters traveling through country to Iraq

2011 ISI took responsibility for killing deputy head of deBaathification Comm Lami

2011 Anbar councilman said Syria still supported insurgency

2011 PM Maliki organized second march for his government in Baghdad and Karbala to counter


2011 Protests held in Baghdad and Dhi Qar against corruption Baghdad protesters attacked by PM

Maliki supporters 2nd time

2012 Sadr said he would not accept a 3rd term for PM Maliki

2012 PUK’s MP Othman said that KDP wanted PM Maliki out while PUK didn’t

2013 Kataib Hezbollah attacked Mujahedeen e-Khalq camp with rockets

(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

2013 Badr said one of its men died fighting in Syria before its presence officially announced

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

2013 Exxon signed 3rd contract with KRG to explore for oil in Sulaymaniya

2013 Sadrists maintained control of Maysan governorship in new govt

2013 State of Law-ISCI-Sadr alliance formed new govt in Qadisiyah ISCI got governorship 

2014 Security operation to clear Qaim, Anbar began

2014 Tuz Kharmato declared freed of insurgents

2014 Rawa Ana Saqlawiya Amiriya Fallujah Ramadi Khalidiya in Anbar all declared freed half of them


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

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

2014 Insurgents attacked 3 neighborhoods in Baquba, Diyala along with Hit and Garma in Anbar

2014 Prisoner that was wounded when Hashd executed 43 prisoners in Baquba was taken from hospital

by police and killed

2014 PM Maliki dismissed Gen Gharawi head of Ninewa Ops Command for fall of Mosul

2014 Hezbollah’s Nasrallah said that Shiite shrines in Iraq needed to be protected from insurgents Said

that Hezbollah would send men to fight in Iraq

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

2015 Sadr blamed ex-PM Maliki’s authoritarianism for return of insurgency

2016 PM Abadi prematurely announced liberation of Fallujah

2017 KRG Pres Barzani held meeting and announced that Kurdish independence referendum would

happen 9/25/17

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

(Musings On Iraq review Quicksilver War, Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict)

2019 Rocket fired at Taji Base Baghdad by pro-Iran group due to US-Iran tensions

2020 PM Kazemi said that ISF had to find those responsible for rocket attacks in Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s PM Gives Warning to Kataib Hezbollah To Stop Rocket Attacks In Baghdad)

2020 Interior Min claimed it arrested some involved in rocket attacks in Baghdad Nothing

came of it

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