Friday, January 7, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 7


866 Ibn Tahir negotiated deal to split revenues of Baghdad with Samarra and depose Abbasid Caliph

Mutasin in return

1916 British made 3rd attack on Shaikh Saad with reinforcements Still stalemated Jan 6-7

British lost 4,700 casualties Turks 4,000

1917 British made diversionary attacks along Tigris River to draw Ottoman forces away from

Khadairi Bend fort

1950 British memo said Iraqi Military Mission in Damascus was preparing for coup in Damascus

to join Iraq and Syria

(Musings On Iraq review Ropes Of Sand)

1974 Baath Party congress organized by Saddam called for one party state

(Musings On Iraq review The Ba’thification of Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s Totalitarianism)

1981 Largest tank battle since 1973 Arab-Israeli war continued for 2nd day in Op Hoveyzeh Iraq and

Iran lost total of 3 tank battalions

1981 Iran recaptured Geilan Zarb in central front Iran lost total of 400 dead Iran didn’t have

troops to hold town so retreated to hills outside

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

1981 Iran attacked Arkavaz central front Iraqi forces retreated without much of a fight

(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)

2003 IAEA went to Al Qaim facility 3rd time US claimed was an active Iraqi nuclear plant Found it


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

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Inquiry Section 3.6 Development of UK Strategy and Options, November 2002 to January 2003)

(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)

(Musings On Iraq review The WMD Mirage, Iraq’s Decade of Deception and America’s False Premise for War)

2004 Bremer met with Barzani and Talabani 2nd time over federalism Kurds objected to federalism based

upon provinces Wanted one based upon ethnicity so KRG maintained

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

2004 CPA southern coordinator Gfoeller argued Sadr and his henchmen should be arrested for murder of

Ayatollah Khoei

2005 Insurgents attacked power lines in Salahaddin that caused brief national blackout

2006 Report US held talks with insurgents inside and outside Iraq since fall 2005 Not much

progress said to have been made

2006 Report insurgents expressed complaints and splits with Al Qaeda in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 19 The Iraqi Civil War Comes Into The Open, January-June 2006)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

2007 ISI issued Baghdad defense plan Called for locals to create local defense units Divide

neighborhoods into sectors each with its own defensive plan Insurgents would launch offensive ops against Shiite areas

(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)

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

2007 Report Insurgent groups willing to talk with US Called off negotiations after Saddam’s execution

Dec 30 Demands were unreasonable such as dismissing Maliki govt and replacing it with a political and military council

2010 Chilcot Inquiry Dir of general operational policy said UK made truce with Mahdi Army so it could

withdraw from Basra Talks started Jun 07 Claimed withdrawal was a success and sowed dissension amongst Sadrists

2010 UK military official said they found Iranian arms going to militia Iranians might have been with Asaib

Ahl Al-Haq when kidnapped 5 Brits from Finance Min in May 04 Jun 07 UK foiled Iranian attempt to kidnap British soldiers in Basra

2010 Iranian with explosives communication and eavesdropping devices arrested in Wasit

2020 Iran fired ballistic missiles a Ain Al-Assad Base in Anbar and at Irbil causing some

Iraqi casualties Tehran said was revenge for killing Iran Rev Guards Quds Force Cmdr Gen Suleimani

(Musings On Iraq Could Missile Attack On Iraqi Bases Defuse US-Iran Tensions?)

2020 Funeral procession for Gen Suleimani attacked Nasiriya protest site 2nd time Fired into

crowd killing 1

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

2021 Activist in Nasiriya arrested as part of govt crackdown on protests Restarted demonstrations in


(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Army Intervenes To Protect Nasiriya Protesters From Police)

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