Saturday, August 28, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 28


1920 UK supply ships arrived at UK garrison in Samawa but had been devastated by rebel attacks

during 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)

1948 Jews forbidden to work in banking or foreign currency transactions after creation of Israel

1984 Senate Foreign Relations report said US and Soviet Union both backing Iraq in Iran-Iraq War

(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 Kuwait formally annexed as 19th province of Iraq

1990 Saddam’s son in law Hussein Kamal told by army chief of staff Gen Khazraji that war with US led

coalition inevitable and Iraq would lose

(Musings On Iraq review Desert Storm, Volume 1)

1990 Egypt’s Pres Mubarak attempted to mediate between Iraq and Kuwait

1990 Saddam allowed western women and children hostages captured during Kuwait invasion to go home

1996 US provided info to UN that Iraq smuggling oil in violation of sanctions

1996 PUK and KDP restarted US brokered peace talks to try to end civil war

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

2002 Def Policy Board’s Ken Adelman WallStJournal OpEd Said Saddam worse threat than Al Qaeda

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

2004 Iraqi insurgents kidnapped 2 French reporters Gave Paris 48 hrs to end ban on schoolgirls wearing


2005 Draft Iraq constitution presented to parliament Approved by govt without consensus of

drafting committee More changes made to it afterward

(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Struggle For Iraq’s Future, How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy)

2006 Dep PM Salah said Iraqi parties agreed on oil revenue sharing with money being distributed to

provinces based upon population and needs Still no agreement over signing oil contracts or making major decisions Oil law never passed

2006 ISF raid in Diwaniya led to major gun battle with Mahdi Army and other militias Captured Iraqi

soldiers were executed in a public square More than 40 killed and 90 wounded US military said Diwaniya battle was a major victory for the ISF but was actually ended by political deal with Sadr

2006 Report around 100 Iraqi soldiers from 10th Division in Maysan refused to deploy to Baghdad for

Operation Together Forward II Not 1st time ISF units had refused to leave their home base

2007 After confrontation and arrests between Badr run police and Sadrists day before Mahdi Army

attacked police in Karbala 50 killed 200 wounded Fighting spread to 5 Baghdad neighborhoods and Diwaniya

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

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

2007 PM Maliki headed forces to arrest Sadrists in Karbala after fire fight with Badr Brigade

2007 Bush said if US withdrew from Iraq Iranian backed militias wound run country

2008 Report power expert questioned claim by Electricity Min it met pre-war production Claimed

ministry was counting electricity imports from Iran and Turkey in Iraqi production

2008 Sadr announced Mahdi Army ceasefire would continue indefinitely Said was part of plan to

transform militia into social group

2008 Chalabi deputy and member of DeBaathificaton Comm Lami arrested by US accused of working

with Special Groups and attacks on US

2011 Suicide bombing on Um al-Qura mosque Baghdad during Ramadan killed 28

(Musings On Iraq review Suicide Bombers In Iraq, The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom)

2011 Iraq’s cabinet submitted draft of new oil law Never passed

2015 Protests in Salahaddin Basra, Najaf Karbala Babil Dhi Qar Wasit Diyala Maysan for reform

2017 Court upheld dismissal of Anbar Gov Rawi on corruption after escaping charges 2 other times 


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