Wednesday, January 5, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 5


1909 Riot in Mosul after Kirkuk soldier insulted a woman Organized by elites opposed to

Ottoman reforms 60 killed

1916 British attacked Shaikh Saad 2nd time in attempt to reach trapped forces at Kut Took 1st

defensive line but then bogged down

1918 UK PM George said Ottoman provinces including Mesopotamia should have “separate national


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

1957 Iraq backed Eisenhower Doctrine to oppose communism in Middle East

1981 Iranian Pres Bani Sadr announced counter attack against Iraq using Basij militia and army

1981 Clergy convinced Ayatollah Khomeini to launch early campaign to try to win back all the

lost territory from Iraq Started with Op Hoveyzeh 3 pronged attack 1 front in Hamdiya to break siege of Abadan in south Started bad 2nd front was to reach Susangard next to Maysan 3rd front attacked towards Qasr e-Shirin in central front

1981 Iranian brigade infiltrated Iraqi lines around Geilan Zarb near Qasr e-Shirin in central front

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)

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

1982 Iran retook Gilan e Gharb but failed to take Naft Shah in central front

(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)

1993 US England and France demanded that Iraq remove anti-aircraft missiles from No Fly Zone

Iraq complied

1999 UN weapons inspector report said Iraq had not accounted for 550 mustard gas artillery rounds

These unaccounted for stocks would become a major argument by the Bush White House that Iraq was hiding its WMD

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(Musings On Iraq review The Greatest Threat, Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, And The Growing Crisis Of Global Security)

2000 Saddam said sanctions would erode by themselves and that already started

2004 White House presented CPA’s reconstruction plan to Congress

2004 3 US soldiers discharged after found guilty of abusing prisoners at Camp Bucca Basra

2004 Zarqawi called on Muslims to join his jihad in Iraq

2005 State Dept report said Iraqi security forces were ineffective in most of country due to

insurgent attacks

2006 US Iraq cmdr Gen Casey told Bush US on verge of success in Iraq Said US might be able to

cancel deployment of 4 army brigades and 1 Marine regiment

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1- Chapter 18 – Defeated By Democracy, Winter 2005-2006)

2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide car bomb in Ramadi killed 80 tribal recruits for police organized by Anbar

People’s Committee

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

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 21 Hope In Ramadi)

2007 American kidnapped by Mahdi Army at checkpoint in Basra Iraqis that were with American were

found dead

2008 PM Maliki said Sahwa infiltrated by ISI and Baathists and attacked ISF

(Musings On Iraq review Surge, My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War)

2009 Female suicide bomber hit Shiite pilgrims outside Imam Kadhim shrine in Baghdad 40 killed

72 wounded

(Musings On Iraq The Rise of Female Suicide Bombers0

(Musings On Iraq Motivations Behind Female Suicide Bombers)

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

2010 Report that US was in talks with Baathists in Iraq to try to get them to reconcile Maliki govt

criticized talks

(Musings On Iraq Is The U.S. Negotiating With Baathists?)

2010 Chilcott Comm Sir Patey UK amb to Iraq 05-06 said UK never committed to rebuilding Iraq

2010 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq leader Qais Khazali released as part of US-UK-Iraq deal to get release of

kidnapped Brit Moore

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

2011 Sadr returned to Iraq after four years in Iran Fled to escape Surge

(Musings On Iraq Sadr’s Return To Public View)

(Musings On Iraq Why Sadr Left Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr’s Religious Training)

2012 Bombings of Shiite pilgrims during Arbayeen left over 120 casualties

(Musings On Iraq review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)

2014 Sec of State Kerry said US would assist Iraqi govt with renewed insurgency

2020 Parliament voted on non-binding resulting to have US forces leave Iraq Before vote Kataib Hezbollah

threatened to expose any MP that voted against resolution Made personal threats as well

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Political Plan Unfolding In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

2020 Trump threatened sanctions on Iraq if US forces expelled Said US not leaving until Iraq

paid for air base US used

2020 Funeral procession for Iran Rev Guards Quds Force Cmdr Gen Suleimani tried to enter

sit-in protest sites in Basra and Nasiriya In Basra attacked protesters and burned tents Nasiriya fired into crowd killing 2 Protesters then burned Hashd office in retaliation

(Musings On Iraq Funeral for Iran’s Gen Suleimani And Hashd Leader Muhandis Used To Attack Protesters)

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