Tuesday, October 12, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 12


1920 Tribes lost Rwairij to British during 1920 Revolt Led to clerics in Karbala to begin to


(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)

1957 Meeting at Ayatollah Muhsin Hakim’s house founding Dawa Party

(Musings On Iraq Interview with Lowy Institution’s Shanahan on history of the Dawa Party)

(Musings On Iraq review The Shi’ite Movement in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Shi’ism and Social Protest)

1958 Gen Qasim sent Arif to Germany as Iraq’s ambassador to eliminate him as opponent

1968 1st issue of Al-Nour newspaper published by Ibrahim Ahmad-Jalal Talabani faction

Argued for cooperation with Baath govt

1973 Israeli 210th Div attacked Iraqi forces in Syria Destroyed 20 Iraqi tanks and forced withdrawal

Later in day Israeli and Iraqi tanks re-engaged forcing Israelis to withdraw 3rd engagement between Israelis and Iraqis forced Iraqis to withdraw

1973 Israel sent in paratroops 250km into Syria to disrupt Iraqi reinforcements moving to front and

stopped their advance

1984 Saddam told Arabic newspaper he was ready to reestablish diplomatic relations with U.S.

1994 SCIRI claimed clashes between Iraqi forces and opposition in Diwaniya

2001 Jim Hoagland OpEd in Washington Post quoted INC defector Sabah Khodada that

Iraq was training terrorists to hijack planes at Salman Pak Said there was a 2nd INC defector who said he saw Islamists training at camp to hijack airplanes implying 9/11 connection

2002 Report questioned Bush’s claim Iraq still working on nuke program based upon ex-nuke scientist

Hamza Former UN inspector Albright said Hamza exaggerated Albright said he talked with nuclear experts at Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore who didn’t believe aluminum tubes were for Iraq’s nuclear program Were for rockets

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)

2003 Zarqawi hit Baghdad Hotel with suicide car bomb 8 dead 32 wounded

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

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

2004 Ayatollah Sistani fatwa called on followers to register to vote Aides to set up offices to help

people with process

2004 4 Sadr leaders including Qais Khazali and Hadi al-Darraji refused to follow ceasefire ending 2nd

Battle of Najaf

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

2005 Report Iraqi army’s 1st Bgd 6th Div carrying out sectarian raids and attacks on Sunnis in WBaghdad

2005 UK paper said draft constitution put off major issues that would risk a weak Iraqi govt

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

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

2006 Joint Chiefs head Gen Pace said Iraq forces increasing but violence going up Contradicted US

strategy for Iraq

2006 US military said attacks on Coalition up from 14 per day at start of Aug 06 to 36 per day

            in mid-Sep 06

2006 New UK Army Chief Gen Dannatt said England should withdraw its forces because only

            causing problems in Iraq Called PM Blair’s Iraq policies “naïve”

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

2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq’s Mujahedeen Shura Council joined 6 tribes to create Mutayibeen Coalition

2006 Special Insp Gen for Iraq Recon found major problems with construction of Mosul Police HQ

Didn’t have number of contracted facilities like toilets Tree was cemented over and included in foundation

2006 Sunni parties criticized passage of federalism law SCIRI’s Hakim attacked them as Baathists

Saddamists and Takfiris

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

2006 Men in police uniforms attacked Shaabiya TV station Executed 11 workers

2008 3 Christian homes blown up 3 found dead in Mosul Since Oct 4 3,750 Christians fled city Baghdad

sent 1,000 police to protect community

(Musings On Iraq review Christianity in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Bad Times For Iraq’s Christians)

2008 Interior Min announced it fired 20,000 police over last 2 yrs due to corruption and incompetence

2008 Report 16,000 refugees returned to Iraq in Jun 20,000 in Jul 37,000 in Aug 23,000 in Sep 90%

returned to Baghdad and Diyala

2010 Turkey opened consulate in Irbil as part of improved relations with KRG

2009 US spokesman said attacks in Iraq down 51% from 2008 Said lowest number of attacks since

January 2004

2014 IS magazine Dabiq article justified enslavement of Yazidis

2017 Iraqi joint forces crossed Kurdish lines in southern Kirkuk Told Peshmerga to vacate their

positions Disputed reports over whether Iraqi forces and Peshmerga shot at each other in southern Kirkuk

(Musings On Iraq Kurds Fall Back To 2014 Borders)

(Musings On Iraq Escalation In Iraq Continues After KRG Referendum, The Kirkuk Challenge)

(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)

2019 Cabinet and military said setting up committees to investigate violence during


(Musings On Iraq Crackdown Continues Against Protesters While Iraq Govt Announces Investigations)

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

2019 Report ISF stopping young people at checkpoints Checking phones for pictures of

            protests and arresting them People fleeing Baghdad fearing arrest

2019 Report ISF doing house raids against protesters bloggers journalists for protests

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