Sunday, June 6, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 6


1920 Sir Percy Cox was reassigned to run Iraq from his posting in Persia

1924 UK run Baghdad Times said Iraqis were turning on British protection for Mosul

(Musings On Iraq How The Ottoman Province Of Mosul Became Part Of Iraq)

1932 Assyrian National Pact issued Demanded land outside Iraq to settle on Recognize Mar Shimun as

representative of community Schools Said Assyrian Levies would resign if demands not met Govt rejected pact worried other minorities would make similar demands

(Musings On Iraq review The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1940 PM Churchill wrote War Sec Eden saying he wanted Indian brigades sent to Iraq to show British

strength Told no troops available

1941 British forces sent to Haditha and pushed insurgents led by Qawujki into Syria

1963 Army artillery fired at Mount Azmer, Sulaymaniya at Barzani’s forces Kurdish

delegation met with MP Bakr in Baghdad who denied any attack happened

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

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

1967 Iraqi jets set off for Jenin for raid on Israeli air base Couldn’t find targets in Jenin and

attacked Israeli tank column instead Bombed Iraqi military installation by mistake because couldn’t find air base Another plane bombed a town because couldn’t find Israeli base 1 Iraqi bomber destroyed on way home crashing into Israeli base 2nd Iraqi wave bombed 2 towns because couldn’t find Israeli base

(Musings On Iraq review Wings of Iraq, Volume 1: The Iraqi Air Force, 1931-1970)

1967 Israel hit H-3 air base twice in Anbar Led to dog fight Israel claimed it destroyed 16-24

Iraqi planes Later said destroyed almost entire Iraqi air force Actually only 1 Iraqi plane destroyed when crashed

(Musings On Iraq Review Hawker Hunters At War, Iraq and Jordan , 1958-1967)

1967 8th Iraqi Brigade tried to cross Damiya Bridge destroyed by Israeli air strike

1967 Iraq severed relations with U.S. over Six Day War

1975 Shah Pres Bakr Algerian Pres Bumidan met over Iran-Iraq border issues

1982 After Israel invaded Lebanon Saddam offered ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War and for Iraq to send troops

to help Palestinians

(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 Ayatollah Hakim gave speech calling for elected govt that represented all of Iraq

2003 Imam at Abu Hanifa Mosque in Adhmaiya Baghdad called for resistance to the US occupation

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

2003 UN head inspector Blix said just because there were questions about Iraq’s WMD didn’t mean it

had them Said US and UK never provided quality intel on Iraq’s WMD

(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 DepUnderSecDef Feith said intel on Iraq didn’t change from Clinton to Bush

2003 White House spokesman intelligence showed no doubt 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 US intel thought they were close to finding Iraq’s WMD because more Iraqis coming forward and

giving info

2003 Report Bush admin dropped uncertainties about WMD intel and made them certainties that Iraq

had them

2003 US rejected having UN weapons inspectors back in Iraq to look for WMD

2003 Report Sep 02 DIA report leaked to press DIA thought Iraq had WMD but couldn’t find specific

facilities making them

2005 PM Blair sent note to Bush lamenting fact international community didn’t support US-UK in Iraq

2007 Islamic Army and ISI announced truce after killings and accusations Didn’t last

(Musings On Iraq 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)

2007 UK intel report on ISCI/Badr Said ISCI frustrated with PM Maliki Wanted to be dominant Shiite

party Badr turning into political party was false Was still militia trying to control ISF Had control of much of police and trying to take over army Said Badr members in ISF loyal to militia more than govt ISCI still aligned with Iran but independent

(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)

2008 Kurds said they could export 150,000 bar/day in oil but no neighboring countries would allow it

2009 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq’s Laith Khazali released and AAH released bodies of 2 British bodyguards

they kidnapped and killed

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

(Musings On Iraq Iranians Planned Kidnapping And Held British Captives Taken In Iraq) 

2011 6 US soldiers killed in rocket attack in Baghdad by Kataib Hezbollah most lost in one attack since


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

2012 PM Nechirvan Barzani talked with Turkish PM Erdogan about KRG exporting oil to Turkey

2012 Report front companies acting as recruiters for Iraqis to go fight in Syria for Assad govt

2013 Mass grave found in Diwaniya with victims of Saddam

2013 Govt sponsored meeting to try to get Anbar tribes to organize against ISIS

2013 Baghdad asked Kurds to withdraw Peshmerga from Tuz Kharmato and Suleiman Beq disputed areas

in Salahaddin Kurds said no

2013 VP Hashemi said he supported Sunni region in Iraq

2014 37 Sunnis abducted shot and dumped in Samarra in separate incidents

2014 ISIS attacked counter-terror bureau in Baquba Diyala

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

2014 ISIS continued attack on Mosul Took 5 neighborhoods

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

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

2014 Head of Ninewa Ops Command Gen Gharawi ordered defensive line in west Mosul

2014 PM Maliki told Gen. Gharawi to hold Mosul until Gen Ghidan ground forces commander and Gen

Qanbar chief of staff arrived

2016 Ayatollah Sistani warned against attacks on innocents revenge attacks destruction of property in

war against IS

2016 605 men from Saqlawiya who were abducted by Kataib Hezbollah released to Anbar officials

showing signs of torture and beatings

(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?)

2016 Member of Anbar council demanded Hashd be withdrawn from Fallujah op for abuses

2018 Parliament voted to replace Election Comm with 9 judges conduct manual recount cancel displaced

voting in Anbar Diyala Salahaddin Ninewa

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Election Commission Dismissed, Recount Ordered As Parties Continue To Undermine Democratic Process)

2020 Kazemi created committee to assess performance of governors after protests called for their


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