Wednesday, September 29, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 29


1914 Royal Naval dispatched ships to patrol Shatt al-Arab to protect Persian oil concessions

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq In World War I, From Ottoman Rule to British Conquest)

(Musings On Iraq review When God Made Hell, The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921)

1915 British forces took Kut Suffered 1200 casualties

1917 2nd Battle of Ramadi ended with Ottomans losing city to British

1980 Iraq took Geilan Zarb across from Maysan

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

1981 Iran retook Abadan 2nd largest city in Iran 2000-3000 Iranians 600-1500 Iraqis died 5000 Iranian

wounded 2500 Iraqis captured Opened road to allow supplies and reinforcements to western Iran Iraqi forces withdrew to Khorramshahr

1986 Heavy Iraqi air strikes on Kharg Island Iran oil terminal

(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)

1987 Ali Hassan al-Majid reduced food rations for Kurds outside govt controlled camps  

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

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

1997 Inspectors denied access to presidential complex in Salahaddin

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

1998 Iraq Liberation Act introduced into Congress Staffer who drafted act said he wrote it for the INC

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)

2001 Def Sec Rumsfeld ordered review of all existing Iraq war plans

(Musings On Iraq From 9/11 To The Invasion of Iraq: Analysis of Bush Administration Decision Making)

(Musings On Iraq Was Iraq An Imminent Threat To The West?)

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


(Musings On Iraq review The Endgame, The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from

George W. Bush to Barack Obama)

(Musings On Iraq review Hard Lessons, The Iraq Reconstruction Experience)

2002 CIA report Story by INC defector Abu Zainab Qairy that Iraq trained terrorists at Salman Pak

camp in Baghdad was embellished and exaggerated No Ql Qaeda detainee said they were trained at Salman Pak

2003 Islamic Army of Iraq founded

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq US Army History Of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 7 Muqawama Wa Intiqaam (Resistance And Reprisals), May-August 2003)

2004 Briton Kenneth Bigley beheaded by Zarqawi

2005 Balad bombing killed 95

2005 NYTimes reporter Miller told grand jury VP Cheney’s chief of staff Libby told her fmr Amb Wilson’s

wife was a CIA agent Was retaliation for Wilson challenging White House over Iraq-Niger uranium story

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

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

2005 Gen Abizaid and Gen Casey told Congress number of Iraq army battalions that could operate

independently dropped from 3 to 1

2006 Sadr told Mahdi Army commanders they needed temporarily disarm Cut size of their units to make

them more manageable All militiamen to go through orientation and be issued new IDs

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

2006 Sadrist cleric gave sermon in Kufa saying patience running out for PM Maliki to bring about security

and stability

2006 British launched Op Sinbad against militias in Basra

2006 Report Senior British officers were lobbying Blair govt to withdraw forces from Iraq Said forces

could achieve little and frustrated with slow development of new ISF

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

2006 Report 3 Iraqi reporters in south arrested for accusing a governor a judge and police officers of being


2006 Special Inspector Gen Iraq Recon Bowen testified to Congress Said 13 of 14 projects by Parsons Corp

were substandard and had serious problems Also criticized projects by KBR and Bechtel

2006 Accordance Front head Dulaimi’s bodyguard arrested on suspicion he was planning bombings within

the Green Zone

2007 PM Maliki repeated claim that he got promise from Tehran to stop Iranians arms shipments to Iraq

            Never happened

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

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2008 Report Diyala sahwa said PM Maliki trying to disarm them Many sahwa leaders had fled to Syria

because afraid govt would arrest them US trying to mediate between Sahwa and Maliki govt

2008 Report Special Groups that fled during Charge of Knights returning from Iran via Maysan Already

suspected of two attacks on Interior Min officials

2017 Pres Barzani’s office threatened unilateral independence if talks with Baghdad weren’t opened


(Musings On Iraq What’s Next For Kurdistan After The Referendum?)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Quicksilver War, Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict)

2017 Secretary of State Tillerson issued statement that US didn’t recognize the KRG referendum

2017 Intl flights cancelled out of Irbil airport after travel ban imposed by Baghdad in retaliation for


2017 Iran threatened to ban fuel shipments to Kurdistan in retaliation for referendum

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