Wednesday, July 21, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 21


1920 Kufa was surrounded by rebels

(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)

1932 Iraq sent letter to British High Commissioner Humphrie saying it recognized 1920 Iraq-Kuwait

border in order for Iraq to join League of Nations

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

1933 800 Assyrians left Mosul province for Syria asking for asylum from French because didn't

want to be part of Iraq Assyrian leader Mar Shimun denied he was involved Iraqi army sent to border crossing and told Assyrians they could only return to Iraq if they disarmed

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

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1958 Gen Qasim set up court to try “enemies of the people” meaning officials from monarchy

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

1982 Iran made third attack as part of Op Ramadan in Basra Was stopped 10km into Iraq Iraqis

counter attacked and drove Iranians back

(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 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

(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 Iraq announced that it had placed troops along border with Kuwait

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(Musings On Iraq review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)

(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)

1991 PM Hammadi met with Barzani to try to stop fighting and reach deal on Kurdish autonomy

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

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

1992 UN inspectors withdrew from outside Agriculture Ministry Had been outside for 2 weeks

(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)

1993 UNHCR spokesman said that 3,000 Shiites fled to Iran to avoid Iraqi army attacks on villages in

southern marshes

2003 UN-IOM convoy fired upon by insurgents in Babil 1st attack on humanitarian group in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review The Terrorists of Iraq, Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraqi Insurgency 2003-2014)

2003 UN Sec Gen Annan approved Iraqi Governing Council

2003 NatlSecAdv Rice called MSBC’s Chris Matthews saying Fmr Amb Wilson’s story on Iraq-Niger

deal was part of a political campaign against the White House Said Wilson’s wife was open target and Wilsons were against Bush so White House against them

(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 US received intel that Uday and Qusay Hussein were in Mosul

(Musings On Iraq review Special Operations Forces in Iraq)

2005 Pentagon said half of 93,800 Iraqi police had finished basic training and were not ready for duty


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

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how US failed to develop the Iraqi police)

(Musings On Iraq review The War Within, A Secret White House History 2006-2008)

(Musings On Iraq review The Endgame, The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from

George W. Bush to Barack Obama)

2005 Insurgents kidnapped 2 Algerian diplomats in Baghdad

2006 Natl Sec Adv Hadley began review of Iraq strategy would take 6 months to complete

2006 Report sectarian cleansing going on in Baghdad’s Ghaziliya and Sadiya neighborhoods Sunni

gunmen told Shiites to leave in Sadiya Inter Min police took away 10 Sunni men in Ghazilya Bodies later found

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

(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)

2006 UK Gen Shireff wrote Maysan not as good as reported by UK officials Basra lacked security UK

had to win battle of Basra by defeating Mahdi Army and death squads

2009 Report US Amb Hill told Iraqis that Obama admin wanted to have normal diplomatic

relationship with Iraq rather than be involved in all Iraqi affairs

2012 ISI leader Baghdadi announced the Breaking Walls Campaign in Iraq Was his first online statement

Said it was new phase of jihad Campaign sign IS had rebuilt after defeat

2013 ISIS attacked Abu Ghraib and Tikrit prisons Freed 500 prisoners from Abu Ghraib End of Breaking

Walls Campaign

2017 3rd time Anbar council attempted to remove Governor Rawi on corruption charges

2017 Fmr Salahaddin Gov Jabouri received 2 yr prison sentence for corruption

2018 Protests in Baghdad Basra Najaf Qadisiya Most broken up by ISF Human Rights Comm in Basra

criticized govt for shutting down Internet to impede protests Qadisiya sheikhs rejected calls to end protests Activists in Baghdad claimed they were tortured after being arrested Protester in Basra died of wounds

2018 Report Qadisiyah intelligence going after demonstrators and monitoring them on social media ISF

claimed protests plotting to overthrow the govt

2018 Dawa member said protesters were trying to overthrow the govt by targeting airports businesses

and ports

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