Sunday, November 7, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 7


1914 British troops started march from the port of Faw to the city of Basra

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

1918 UK cmdr Mesopotamia Gen Marshall sent telegram Said under WWI armistice UK

allowed to occupy Mosul if security threatened It wasn’t

1918 British and French declaration People of Ottoman empire would be emancipated and national

govts established under Allied supervision

1940 British cabinet decided to send emissary to Iraq to demand Regent remove PM Gaylani from

power for his overtures to Axis

(Musings On Iraq review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Boich World War II In Iraq and Syria)

1968 Baath National Guard fired on Communist march killing 3

(Musings On Iraq review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)

(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)

1978 Iraq and Syria announced they were working to unify their two states

1980 Iranian commandos attacked Iraqi oil export terminals at Mina al-Bakr and Faw

1987 Iraqis attacked Kurds in Mawat Kurdistan clearing 200 sq km

(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)

1997 Iraq announced new deal with UN over inspections

2002 Bush said that Iraq would be disarmed

2002 UK Embassy in US said hawks in Washington thought UN Res 1441 authorizing new weapons

inspections was a defeat

(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)

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

2003 CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Abizaid told Bremer US should bring back ex-Iraq officers into new

army Bremer said no

2004 2nd Battle of Fallujah started US wanted to clear city before Jan 05 election

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

2004 PM Allawi declared martial law for 2 months Ordered curfew in Fallujah and closed Baghdad

international airport

(Musings On Iraq review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)

2006 Interior Ministry charged almost 100 police including 18 officers and a general for torturing

prisoners at east Baghdad Site 4 detention facility Held 1,431 people

2007 ISCI controlled police arrested Sadrists in Diwaniya Sadrist dep governor of Karbala fled after

clashes between ISCI police and Mahdi Army despite Sadr freeze on militia PM Maliki appointed police chief in Karbala survived assassination attempt in Basra

2007 US cmdr in Baghdad said reduction in violence in capital sustainable Said ISI no longer had foothold

in city IEDs down 70% Death squad killings down 80%

2010 Turkey’s Foreign Min Davutoglu travelled to Iraq to try to help form new govt

2015 Maliki said Abadi’s reforms were unconstitutional

2015 PM Abadi went to Najaf to gain more support for reforms but Ayatollah Sistani would not meet with


(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)

2019 4 protesters killed while attempted to remove concrete walls on Baghdad’s Shuhada


(Musings On Iraq Will Iraq’s PM Abdul Mahdi Put An End To The Protests?)

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

2019 ISF attacked sit-in protest site in Basra city killing 2 and protest at Um Qasr Port

(Musings On Iraq Govt Moving To Break Up Southern Iraq Protests)

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi’s spokesman said saboteurs amongst the protesters were blocking

roads and would be arrested

2019 Report some of the ruling parties agreed to back PM Abdul Mahdi using force to end

            the protests

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