Tuesday, August 10, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 10


1920 Treaty of Sevres started the break-up of the Ottoman Empire after World War I Included

ceding Mesopotamia to the British Included call for a Kurdish state and full protection for Assyrians Turkey rejected treaty Also claimed Mosul province citing Madrid armistice when British forces only held small part of vilyat

(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)

(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)

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

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

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

(Musings On Iraq review Turkey, the US and Iraq)

1920 British reinforcements arrived from India to deal with 1920 Revolt

1920 UK Gen Leslie wrote that British military columns were attacking and burning all the

villages along the railway in the south to punish people for 1920 Revolt

(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)

1933 Kurds and Arabs looted Assyrian towns south of Dohuk Stole harvest from Sumail 

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

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1945 Police tried to disarm Barzani tribe Mullah Mustafa Barzani attacked several police posts

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

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

1963 Army took Zakho during Barzani revolt

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

1987 Iraq began bombing campaign against Iran’s Tabriz oil field Iran said it would make Persian Gulf a

killing field in retaliation

(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

(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 Arab League split over Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait Did vote to demand Iraq withdrawal return of Sabah

family to power troops to defend Saudi Arabia

1990 Saddam speech called on Arabs and Muslims to rise up against the US in jihad

(Musings On Iraq interview with Univ of Penn’s Dr Samuel Helfont on Saddam and Islam)

(Musings On Iraq review Compulsion In Religion, Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq)

1990 Gen Schwarzkopf approved US Air Force Instant Thunder that targeted Iraq’s oil

electricity communications along with Iraqi forces and defenses

(Musings On Iraq review Desert Storm, Volume 2: Operation Desert Storm and the Coalition Liberation of Kuwait 1991)

1992 Govt curfew in Najaf to try to stop march after death of Ayatollah Khoei

2003 Report British govt said it had independent intel to support Iraq-Africa uranium deal after US said

story weak Story was false

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)

2003 Report CIA denied contradictory stories about aluminum tubes White House used tubes in its first

public relations campaign against Iraq claiming it had renewed nuke program Were for rockets

(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The WMD Mirage, Iraq’s Decade of Deception and America’s False Premise for War)

2004 UK Op Hammersmith moved against Mahdi Army in Amara Maysan beraking up militia for rest of


2006 US cmdr in Iraq Gen Casey said more civilians killed by Shiite militias than insurgents in Baghdad

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

2008 PM Maliki turned Op Promise of Good in Diyala from hunting insurgents to confrontation with Kurds

over disputed area in Khanaqin Baghdad called for Peshmerga to withdraw from Jalawla Kurds refused saying they only followed KRG

(Musings On Iraq Kurdish-Baghdad Tensions Over Diyala)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)

2009 2 truck bombs ht Shabak town of Khazan Killed 35 wounded 200

(Musings On Iraq Political Parties Playing Into Hands Of Insurgent Attacks)

2015 Foreign Min Jaafari dismissed 7 ambassadors and retired some directors as part of Abadi’s reforms

Were actually to cut costs during budget crisis

(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)

2015 Speaker Jabouri demanded MPs with 2 passports give up the second or be dismissed

2017 ISCI’s Basra Gov Nasrawi resigned over corruption charges Parliament’s integrity committee banned

travel for Basra Gov to stop him from fleeing country

2018 Results of manual recount of May election results announced Fatah alliance picked up 1 seat in

Baghdad only change Arab Alliance and Turkmen Front complained about results still claiming fraud in Kirkuk

(Musings On Iraq No Major Changes In Results After Election Recount In Iraq)

2018 Protests in Baghdad 2 in Basra Dhi Qar Najaf Qadisiay Karbala Babil for better services

2020 Bomb placed outside house of protest activist in Kut, Wasit as part of intimidation campaign

vs demonstrations

(Musings On Iraq While PM Kazemi Visits Trump Pro-Iran Groups Target US And Kill Protesters To Embarrass Govt)

(Musings On Iraq Ebb And Flow Of Protests In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

2020 Protesters set fire to provincial govt building in Diwaniya

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