Thursday, July 15, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 15


1920 UK Chief General Staff Wilson heard of 1920 revolt and ordered dispatch of division from

India to put it down

(Musings On Iraq review 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)

1948 Iraqi air force bombed Haifa and Israeli airfield

1950 Cabinet resigned when PM Suwaidi complained his brother not appointed head of Cassation Court

Stayed in office because Regent out of country and couldn’t call for new govt

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

1952 Mustafa al-Umari became PM 1922-58 were 59 cabinets

1958 Deposed PM Nuri al-Said executed by Free Officers Regent’s body taken from royal palace

Mutilated Dragged through Baghdad streets

(Musings On Iraq interview with Historian Phebe Marr comparing PM Said with PM Maliki)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)

1958 Egypt sent 2 squadrons of MiGs to Syria to protect Iraqi coup if necessary

1968 PM Yahya resigned over divisions within military over running country that would eventually lead

to 68 coup

1979 Saddam had Revolutionary Command Council Secretary General Mashadi arrested and tortured

Mashadi named Saddam opponents within Baath Party Those members later accused of a Syrian backed coup

1981 Report senior Shiite officers dissatisfied with Saddam’s leadership of Iran-Iraq War tried 6

assassination attempts over 6 months before being discovered in June 81

1982 Iraqi counterattack against Iran’s Op Ramadan in Basra regained most lost territory

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

1986 UK Official told Geneva conference that Iraq chemical weapons had caused 10,000 Iranian

casualties in Iran-Iraq War

(Musings On Iraq Origins Of Iraq’s WMD Programs)

1988 Iraq Op Tawakalna ala Allah 3 withdrew from Iranian territory ending offensive Took 5,000-

7,000 Iranian prisoners

1988 Iraq recaptured Sirwan Kurdistan

1988 Iran’s cabinet endorsed decision to accept UN Res 598 ending Iran-Iraq War but had to convince


1988 Rafsanjani publicly announced Iran’s withdrawal from 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 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)

1990 At Baath Party meeting decided Iraq should make its case to the world against Kuwait so that it

would not be seen as an aggressor Izzat al-Duri said Kuwait conspiring against Iraq and part of larger Israeli conspiracy

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq in Wartime, Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Unholy Babylon, The Secret History of Saddam’s War)

1990 At Arab League Iraq complained Kuwait tapping into Rumaila oil field in Basra costing Iraq $1

bil/year Demanded loans from UAE and Kuwait during Iran-Iraq War be forgiven Threatened force against Kuwait and UAE saying they were US puppets

(Musings On Iraq review The Outlaw State, Saddam Hussein’s Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis)

1990 Iraq made first deployment of troops for Kuwait invasion

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

1991 US troops withdrew from Kurdistan after setting up safe area for displaced Kurds after Gulf War

2002 Czech Intel head doubted that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague in 2001 Fake


2002 Fmr Saddam Fedayeen told press Iraq trained Al Qaeda fighters in Salman Pak False story

2004 UN head inspector Blix accused PM Blair of misleading public on Iraq threat before invasion

2004 Report in 2003 UK intel found Zarqawi setting up cells in Baghdad 

2007 Report 45% of foreign fighters in Iraq came from Saudi Arabia More Saudis had been suicide

            bombers than any other nationality US tried to not talk about issue because Saudis allies

(Musings On Iraq The Saudi Role In The Iraqi Insurgency)

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

2009 PM Maliki said Iraq ready to export 15,000 cubic meters of natural gas to Europe

Official said Iraq wouldn’t export gas anytime soon Never happened

2011 3 bombs in Karbala left 100 casualties

2012 Iraq complained about KRG-Turkish oil deals saying it would affect relations between two


2014 Salim al-Jabouri became speaker of parliament Began more cooperative stance by Sunni leaders

towards PM Maliki and Baghdad

2018 Protests in 9 provinces Sairoon offices in Babil attacked Hikma and Badr offices in Nasiriya

burned Police shot at crowds outside Dhi Qar provincial council building Attempt to burn council building in Maysan Led to police to kill 3 Mayor’s house in Maysan burned Fadhila Hikma Badr Dawa offices set on fire in Samawah Muthanna and council building sacked 3 more killed March in Baghdad broken up by security forces Basra provincial council building taken over with police killing 4 Protesters rushed gates at Zubayr oil field leading to 5 being shot and wounded Protest at Um Qasr port Basra Marches in Najaf and Qadisiya broken up by security forces

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

2018 Karbala council threatened to take its power station off the national grid unless protest demands


2018 PM Abadi again talked about potential threat of protests Claimed small groups taking advantage of

them to destroy property and attack govt offices

(Musings On Iraq Protests Grow Deadlier In Iraq)

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