Friday, September 3, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 3


1920 UK army ordered two outer camps in Samawa be abandoned during siege of town Led to

heavy losses during 1920 Revolt

1920 Rebels shelled Samawa with 2 captured British cannons British thought were under attack by

Turks because didn’t believe Arabs capable of using cannons

(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)

1939 PM Said advocated declaring war on German after British did Interior Min announced it would

censor all news due to outbreak of WWII

1958 Qasim govt gave amnesty to Kurdish rebels Asked Mullah Mustafa Barzani to return to Iraq

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

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

(Musings On Iraq review Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

1965 PM Yahya resigned

1981 Iranian attack pushed back Iraqi forces in central front in thrust to retake Qasr e-Shirin

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

1986 Iran started Op Karbala 3 attacking Faw Peninsula and Majnoon Island in Basra Built bridge across

Shatt al-Arab Didn’t gain much

1986 Iraq recaptured Umaya oil platform in Basra

1987 Iran Op Fath 10 Iranian army and KDP attacked Iraqi 33rd and 45th Div’s supply lines Kurdistan

(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 Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

(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)

1988 Iraqi army said it recaptured all territory lost to Kurdish rebels

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Anfal Campaign And The Destruction Of The Kurdish Opposition)

1990 Def Sec Cheney told Senate comm White House didn’t need anymore congressional authorization to

take action vs Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)

1996 2nd day of US cruise missile strikes on Iraq for Saddam helping KDP vs PUK and invading Irbil

1996 Iraq retaliated against US cruise missile attack by firing at US UK and French planes patrolling

northern No Fly Zone

1996 Clinton announced northern no fly zone was being renewed

1996 Iraqi forces withdrew from Irbil

1997 UK intel report said Iraq was still hiding parts of its biological weapons program

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)

2002 PM Blair press conference said Saddam threat because of WMD that had to be dealt with

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

2002 White House Iraq Group met for 1st time Decided on 1st propaganda campaign to promote war with

argument Iraq could get a nuclear bomb and the smoking gun could be a mushroom cloud Campaign started Sep 8

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


2002 White House Iraq Group decided to ask for Congressional resolution of force vs Iraq before midterm


2002 Iraqi opposition met with US officials in London to draft part of Future of Iraq Project

2002 UK Amb to UN warned that body did not believe in using force against Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)

2002 Abu Zubayda former Al Qaeda chief of operations told interrogators bin Laden against alliance with

Iraq but open to informal cooperation Zubaydah not bin Laden pushed ties with Iraq

2003 1st post-Saddam Iraq cabinet sworn in with 17 new ministers

2003 US forces gave southern and central Iraq security to Multi-National Force under Polish command

2003 CPA Order 28 created Iraqi Civil Defense Corps as separate from police and army but would be folded

into ISF later

2003 EU Japan US World Bank agreed to create trust fund for reconstruction funds for Iraq independent of


2003 UK intel report on security in Iraq Said security would remain poor and could get worse in next year

leading to more spectacular attacks Former regime elements Islamists main threats Said Islamists now saw Iraq was the main front for Jihad

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

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

2006 US Dep Iraq Cmdr Gen Chiarelli told Iraq Survey Group US needed reconciliation and political not

military solution

2006 US Cmdr training ISF Gen Dempsey told Iraq Survey Group Iraq needed reconciliation otherwise

training useless

2006 US officer reported that Sheikh Abu Risha’s Anbar Emergency Council and its armed wing Anbar

Revolutionaries ready to work with US in Ramadi

2007 PM Maliki said new deBaathification law would be sent to parliament Law wasn’t passed until 2008

2007 Baghdad took control of Basra Palace as British troops withdrew from central Basra

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

2007 Bush made surprise visit to Anbar to meet with Sheikh Abu Risha of Awakening

2008 ISF began removing displaced squatters in Baghdad and helped them return to their homes Govt

claimed 275 families returned to homes showing plan worked

(Musings On Iraq January 2009 U.N. Report On Iraq Refugee Returns)

(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Sets A Deadline For Squatters (Again))

(Musings On Iraq Returns And Removals In Baghdad)

2008 Oil Min ended talks with major energy companies started in June Was hoping for quick 6 no bid

contracts but couldn’t come to any agreement

2008 PM Maliki govt-KRG announced deal over Khanaqin Diyala Iraqi army would withdraw from

Qara Tappa and Jalawla areas just occupied Peshmerga would return to them

(Musings On Iraq Khanaqin Deal Off?)

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

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

2009 PM Maliki accused Syrian intel of meeting with Baathists and insurgents on July 30 which led

to Aug 19 Baghdad bombing ISI did bombing not Baathists

(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)

2018 New parliament met for 1st session 2 opposing camps led by Sadr-Abadi vs Amiri-Maliki each claimed

to have largest bloc Issue left to Supreme Court to decide matter

2018 3 Protests in northern and central Basra over services 1 killed by ISF

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