Friday, July 9, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 9


1920 UK forces withdrew from Najaf turning over city to rebels who set up their own govt

(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)

1962 Iraqi planes bombed Turkish border post during operation against Kurdish rebels killing 2

Turkish soldiers

1963 Soviet Union accused Arif govt of genocide against Kurds

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

1973 Another 36 coup plotters tried including Baath Regional Command members Samarriea and Fadil

and given death sentences

1978 Former Prime Minister after 1968 Baath coup Naif shot in London by Iraqi agents on orders

from Saddam

1980 Former Shah generals launched failed coup vs Khomeini Iraq blamed

1982 Pres Rafsanjani said Iran would accept peace if 1975 border treaty retained $100 bil in

reparations Saddam tried as war criminal

1988 Iraq recaptured Penjwin 23 mountain peaks in Mawet area of Kurdistan Pushed towards Iranian


(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 US Amb to Iraq Glaspie said that US working on releasing 2nd half of $1 bil loan guarantees to


(Musings On Iraq review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

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

1996 UN Sec Council asked US for info about Iraq smuggling to get around sanctions

1997 KDP accused PUK of breaking ceasefire attacking its positions with help of PKK

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

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

2003 CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Franks told Congress violence in Iraq meant no US troop withdrawal

anytime soon

2003 Sec Def Rumsfeld told Senate Iraq invasion showed overwhelming force with large ground forces no

longer necessary in war

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter The Invasion of Iraq)

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld told Congress Iraq was costing US around $3.9 bil a month

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld told Congress Iraq war wasn't because new evidence about Iraq’s WMD but

because saw Iraq differently after 9/11

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

2003 Fmr State Dept Military Intel officer Thielman told Congress US govt misrepresented intel

about Iraq threat

2004 Ex-INC member Zubaidi claimed INC embellished reports of defectors about Iraq’s WMD INC

denied story

2004 Bush said everyone believed Iraq had stocks of WMD and Saddam wanted those WMD


(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

2005 Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri sent Iraq strategy letter to Zarqawi Expel US Declare emirate that would

become caliphate Expand to other nations Told Zarqawi he should include more Iraqis in Al Qaeda in Iraq Warned Zarqawi attacks upon Muslim civilians could cost him hearts and minds and support

(Musings On Iraq interview with former CIA analyst Nada Bakos that tracked Zarqawi)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)

(Musings On Iraq review ISIS The State of Terror)

2006 PM Maliki announced Op Together Forward 2 to try to secure Baghdad again Failed in days

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

2006 Mahdi Army in Jihad Baghdad pulled Sunnis from cars and executed at least 50 in retaliation for

mosque bombing day before

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

2006 Dep PM Zobai accused Defense and Interior Ministries of working with militias to carry out attacks

2006 Article on State Dept report on Interior Min Said corruption human rights abuses sectarian

violence connections to insurgents and militias undermined ministry

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)

2006 US officials said Jadriya prison in Baghdad run by Mahmoud Waeli Badr’s intel head and

renegade faction of Interior Ministry

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

2006 Federal court charged 4 soldiers from 101st Airborne Div with rape and murder of 14 year old Iraqi girl

and killing 3 of her family members

2009 U.S. released 5 Iranians it captured in 2007 including head of Iranian Rev Guard Quds Force

Zafr Command Ali al-Lami frm deBaathification head 3 militia cmdrs also released Part of deal to get 6 Brits kidnapped by Asaib Ahl Al-Haq released

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

(Musings On Iraq 5 Revolutionary Guards Members Let Go By U.S.)

2012 KRG said it would barter oil for refined products with Turkey

2014 Human Rights Watch recorded 61 Sunni civilians killed by Hashd in last month

2018 Protests in 3 parts of Basra and Muthanna demanding better services and jobs from oil companies

Blocked entrances to West Qurna 1 and Rumaila oil fields

(Musings On Iraq Summer Protests In Iraq Turn Deadly In Basra)

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