Friday, August 27, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 27


1920 British forced to withdraw from Shatra during 1920 Revolt British were able to retake

Baquba from tribes

(Musings On Iraq review 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 Iraqi govt sent letter to British newspaper claiming only a few Assyrian villages had been emptied

of people Baghdad had returned all stolen goods No truth to reports villages had been burned Was propaganda effort to cover up massacre of 600 Assyrians and 60 villages having been looted and destroyed

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

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1934 Ali Ayubi became premier of Iraq, would hold office 3 times 1922-58 were 59 cabinets

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

1992 Report US funneled counterfeit dinars into Iraq to try to undermine economy and Saddam

1995 PKK attacked KDP as it was blocking its operations along Turkish border PUK Iran and Syria

gave aid to PKK KDP accused Badr and Iranian Revolutionary Guard of involvement in PKK offensive

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

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

1996 PUK attacked KDP in Kurdistan Forced KDP out of most of its territory PUK backed by Iran

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

2002 VP Cheney gave speech calling Saddam a threat that needed a pre-emptive strike to remove him

(Musings On Iraq review America at the Crossroads, Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy


2002 Hosni Mubarak said that Arab League opposed invasion of Iraq

2003 White House considered asking Congress for additional $3 bil for reconstruction in Iraq on top of

previous $2.5 bil

2003 Oxfam started withdrawing from Iraq after terrorist bombings against aid groups by Zarqawi 4th aid

group to do so

2003 ORHA oil team met with 3 Oil Min director generals Said US not in Iraq to take its oil Picked top

positions within ministry Agreed needed to up oil production and refined products

(Musings On Iraq Review Iraq and the Politics of Oil, An Insider’s Perspective)

2004 Ayatollah Sistani returned from London to Najaf Arranged ceasefire with Sadr to end Battle of

Najaf Mahdi Army were to turn in weapons but not be arrested Didn’t give up arms

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 14 Fighting To The Elections, August-December 2004)

2004 Sadr said “puppet police” couldn't protect Imam Ali shrine in Najaf and Mahdi Army still in control of


(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)

2006 PM Maliki told CNN violence was going down in Iraq no civil war but reconciliation MP Mutlaq said

no democracy developing because of violence

2006 National reconciliation meeting ended with 700 sheikhs Talked about creating committees to

negotiate with insurgency

2006 US Gen Thurman said Operation Together Forward II was reducing violence in Baghdad Op would fail

2006 Khalis Diyala 22 shot in café Judge’s home raided brother killed IED at market killed 6 Part of

sectarian fighting between militias and insurgents for control of province

2007 After meeting of PM Maliki Pres Talabani VP Hashemi VP Mahdi KRG Pres Barzani deal announced

to reform deBaathification law and release prisoners 2nd deal in 2007 Wouldn’t pass until 2008 because of opposition

2007 Badr run police got into argument with Sadrists outside Karbala shrine That night police arrested 20

            Sadrists at Sadr run mosque in city

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

2008 Maliki govt leaked arrest warrants for Diyala Univ president and Diyala security head accusing both

of terrorism and sectarian killings to justify Aug 19 raid on Diyala council bldg where Special Forces killed governor’s secretary and wounded 4 guards and beat deputy governor

2008 Kurds protested in disputed area of Diyala over PM Maliki sending ISF there

(Musings On Iraq Maliki Ups the Ante on Kahanqin District of Diyala)

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

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

2008 US military said 24,000 Sahwa had been integrated into govt in 2 years Only 946 were in ISF 2,300

            had been vetted for ISF but not joined

2017 Tal Afar liberated from IS by Iraqi forces

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