Tuesday, November 9, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 9


1914 With English attack on Basra coming locals went to Shiite clergy asking for help to defend city

1933 Jamil al-Midfai became PM of Iraq, would hold office 5 times 1922-58 were 59 cabinets

(Musings On Iraq review The Chatham House Version and other Middle-Eastern Studies)

1969 Revolutionary Command Council went from 5 to 15 All new members were Baathists Saddam

become vice chairman

1982 Saddam called for referendum in Iraq and Iran to see who was more popular he or Khomeini

1989 Sec of State Baker offered Iraq $1 bil in grain credits even though knew Iraq was abusing

program by demanding kickbacks

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

1990 UK intel report said Iraq had weaponized anthrax and plague and could use them at any time

Was based upon single source whose reliability had not been established yet

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

2004 Marines cleared Jolan neighborhood 2nd Battle of Fallujah

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

2004 Iraqi Islamic Party withdrew from interim govt due to 2nd Battle of Fallujah Industry Min

Hasani refused to quit and was expelled from party

2004 Insurgents seized 66% of Mosul’s police stations

2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq bombed 3 western hotels in Jordan Led to condemnation of Zarqawi by Jordanians

2006 Head of Iraqi Red Crescent Dr Azawi kidnapped by police in front of his house Was released for


2006 Spec Insp Gen for Iraq Recon Bowen told BBC Iraqi corruption could cost $4 bil a year Said

lack of skilled staff in Iraqi govt meant $8-$10 bil of budget couldn’t be spent

(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen on Iraq’s fight with corruption) 

(Musings On Iraq interview with former anti-corruption official Vincent Foulk)

2007 Islamic Army accused ISI of killing 4 of its leaders led to 2 days of fighting between two groups in


(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

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

2008 Female suicide bomber blew herself up in front of hospital in Fallujah Killed 3 wounded 10 Another

female bomber attacked a checkpoint in Baquba Diyala Klled 4 sahwa

(Musings On Iraq The Rise of Female Suicide Bombers)

(Musings On Iraq Motivations Behind Female Suicide Bombers)

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

2008 US general reported 2,750 Sahwa from Baghdad entered police academy 6,000 more expected US had

to pressure Maliki govt to do so

2009 Sahwa leaders in Dora Baghdad and Baquba Diyala arrested Part of PM Maliki’s crackdown on Sahwa

(Musings On Iraq Problems With Integrating Sons of Iraq Continue)

2018 Protest in Basra demanding referendum be held to turn province into autonomous region

(Musings On Iraq Protests Return To Iraq’s Basra After Having Failed To Achieve Goals During Summer)

2019 Protests at Um Qasr and Basra city finally ended by security forces 17-18 protesters

killed over 2 days

(Musings On Iraq After Shutting Down Basra Protests Crackdown Moves To Baghdad)

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

2019 ISF swept people from three bridges in central Baghdad 6 killed Baghdad Ops

Command denied that it used tear gas or live ammo on demonstrators but did

2019 Report that ISF infiltrated crowd at Baghdad’s Tahrir Sq Activists disappearing

2019 Attempt on life of professional bodybuilder that took part in Baghdad protests

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