Wednesday, August 18, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 18


1933 Iraqi army held victory parade and given award by Prince Ghazi for massacring Assyrians

in north Total 60 villages looted and destroyed Around 600 killed

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

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Imagining The Nation, Nationalism, Sectarianism and Socio-Political Conflict in Iraq)

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

1982 Iraq fired 27 SCUD missiles at Kharg Island Iran’s major oil port with little to no effect

(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)

1990 Saddam said foreign workers and visitors could not leave Iraq after Kuwait invasion

1990 UN Resolution 664 demanded Iraq release foreign nationals it held

2003 Bremer told Rumsfeld gave order not to arrest Sadr to try to avoid further violence

(Musings On Iraq review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)

2003 Gen Fry Dep Chief of UK Def Staff said that Iraqis had grown tired of Coalition

Said Shiite leaders warned that people could start turning on Coalition Said rebuilding ISF political development and providing services in southern Iraq was stalled

2003 Sunni-Shiite comm formed in Baghdad Agreed Shiites would return Sunni mosques seized Sunnis

would lead Shiites and Shiites lead Sunnis in prayers Sermons would share same political themes

(Musings On Iraq review The Triumph of the Martyrs, A Reporter’s Journey into Occupied Iraq)

2004 Iraq Survey Group head Kay testified to Congress Blamed Rice and NSC for not checking WMD intel

before war

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

2005 Police report listed 18 Sunnis arrested in Baghdad 6 weeks later their bodies found along Iranian

border Showed torture

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

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

2005 Anbar governor and other Sunni leaders fired upon in Ramadi during meeting over constitutional


(Musings On Iraq Anbar Before And After the Awakening Pt X, 2005-09 Governor Mamoun Alwani)

2006 Report 2 Iraqi army divisions in Anbar short 5,000 troops Soldiers not getting paid Defense Min could

not supply them

2008 Georgia withdrew its 1800 troops from Iraq Had deployed them in 2003 Lost 5 soldiers

2008 Report 2 Sahwa units in Diyala complained members arrested Offices closed PM Maliki said he

wouldn’t integrate Sahwa that were former insurgents Maliki aide said Sahwa were unacceptable Only 23,000 Sahwa had been accepted in ISF so far

2009 ISI set off 3 car bombs in Baghdad hitting Finance and Foreign Ministries and Rashid

Hotel killing 101 and wounding 565 PM Maliki blamed Baathists and Syria even though it was ISI Iraq withdrew its Syrian ambassador day after Maliki had visited Damascus 1st of 3 mass casualty bombings ISI would carry out in Baghdad during the year

(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Can’t Get Its Story Straight On Aug 18 Bombings)

(Musings On Iraq Fall 09 When Maliki Blamed Islamic State Bombings In Baghdad On Baathists)

(Musings On Iraq Syria-Iraq Dispute Could Be Ending)

(Musings On Iraq Request For UN Investigation Into August Baghdad Bombings Said To Be Turned Down)

2015 IS second in command Abu Muslim al-Turkmani killed by US drone strike in Mosul

2017 Kirkuk Gov Karim rejected court order to remove Kurdish flag from government buildings in province

2020 KRG security forces arrested protest activist in Dohuk as part of crackdown on demonstrations

(Musings On Iraq Protests In Iraq’s Kurdistan Over Economic Conditions And Mismanagement)

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