Thursday, August 19, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 19


1921 UK cabinet decided Faisal would be coronated king and then Anglo-Iraq treaty drafted

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

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

1958 Ibrahim Ahmed asked Deputy PM Arif if United Democratic Party of Kurdistan could

publish a newspaper Was turned down

1984 France agreed to refinance $1.4 bil in debts Iraq owed France biggest western backer of Iraq

1988 UN Res 619 created military observation group to watch Iran-Iraq border to make sure ceasefire


(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 Iraq ordered all Western nationals in Iraq to be placed as human shields at strategic


1991 After PKK attack in Turkey it launched incursion into Kurdistan

1996 PUK accused KDP of working with Baghdad KDP accused PUK of working with Iran during civil


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

2003 Zarqawi bombed UN headquarters in Baghdad killed 23 including UN Rep de Mello and injured

over 100

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

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

(Musings On Iraq review Black Flags, The Rise Of ISIS)

2003 Bremer asked Washington if he could arrest Sadr Rumsfeld said no fearing would provoke more


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

2004 PM Allawi wrote Bush saying Iraq was more dangerous and unstable than a year ago

2004 Allawi govt called for Sadr to disband Mahdi Army and leave Najaf shrine

2004 Sistani’s office said it was open to Sadr’s offer to turn over keys to Najaf shrine

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

(Musings On Iraq review Battle For The City Of The Dead)

(Musings On Iraq review US Marines in Battle An-Najaf August 20014)

2004 Iraq Survey Group head Kay was rebuked by NSC staffer for criticizing NSC to Congress on

WMD Group head Kay said Rice more interested in being Bush’s friend than being National Security Adviser

2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq unsuccessful fired rockets from Jordan at 2 US ships docked in Israeli port

2005 3 Islamic Party members kidnapped by gunmen in Mosul putting up flyers to vote in constitutional


2007 US general accused Iran of training Shiite militias in Iraq to attack US forces Said 50 Iranian

Revolutionary Guard members in South Baghdad Last 3 months found 217 weapons in 4 provinces suspected of coming from Iran Said most going to Mahdi Army

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Overview of Iran’s Influence In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

2008 PM Maliki sent Special Forces to Diyala govt building Got into gun battle with governor’s guards

Killed governor’s secretary and wounded 4 guards Arrested Sunni councilman Beat deputy governor Stole SUVs that belonged to council Got into 2nd gun battle on way out that killed 4 police Arrested president of Diyala Univ Councilman and president accused of killings US helicopters sent to check on situation were fired upon by ISF Special forces had to call ground forces commander to get police to back off Afterward Maliki denied he was behind operation and ordered investigation Nothing happened

2008 Iraq signed agreement to import fuel from Iran

2014 IS posted video of beheading of journalist James Foley

(Musings On Iraq review ISIS The State of Terror)

2018 Protest in Qadisiya over services

2019 Balad Air Base in Salahddin hit by apparent Israeli strike targeting pro-Iran Hashd

(Musings on Iraq Pro-Iran Hashd Brigades And Now Israeli Strikes Making A Joke Of PM Abdul Mahdi’s Claims Iraq Neutral In Regional Conflicts)

2020 Protest activist in Dhi Qar escaped assassination attempt Female activist and another activist

and his wife assassinated in Basra in intimidation campaign vs demonstrators

(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)

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