Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Security In Iraq May 22-28, 2022


Security in Iraq remained relatively the same during the fourth week of May. The number of incidents by the Islamic State stayed the same. There was a drop in operations by pro-Iran groups however.

This Day In Iraqi History - May 31 Kurdish revolt led by Barzinji put down by RAF

(Wikipedia)

 

1915 British took Qurna and set out to capture Amarah from Ottomans

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

1924 UK High Commissioner for Iraq said Assyrians would get autonomous homeland in

            Dohuk Called on Iraqi govt to grant Assyrians land

(Musings On Iraq review The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1931 Iraq made first payment of oil revenues to Turkey in return for giving up claims to Mosul

(Musings On Iraq How The Ottoman Province Of Mosul Became Part Of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)

(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)

(Musings On Iraq review Turkey, the US and Iraq)

1932 Kurdish revolt led by Barzanji put down by RAF

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

1933 Assyrian leader Mar Shimun wrote letter to King Faisal Said Interior Minister told

            him how the govt disliked him

(Musings On Iraq review The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1941 Mayor of Baghdad worked out peace treaty with British surrendering city

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

1941 Yunis Sabawi pro-Nazi leader appointed himself governor of southern Iraq and told Jews to stay in

homes

1941 Ger Amb to Iraq told Berlin UK-Iraq armistice signed False rumor British seized Mosul airport

forced ambassador to flee to Syria

1941 German High Command told German planes heading to and based in Iraq to gather in Aleppo until

further notice

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)

(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 review Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State In Iraq and the Levant, 1941)

1960 Islamic Party called for banning Communist Party and Islamicizing laws in Iraq

1967 Jordan invited Iraqi army to deploy troops in its territory for war with Israel

1981 Iran attacked Iraqi forces in Qasr-e-Shirin and Dehloran in central and northern Iran

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

1984 Saddam threatened to destroy Iran’s main oil port at Kharg Island hoping it would

            force Iran to negotiate end to war Iran didn’t reply

1984 Iraq launched attacks upon Iran’s oil infrastructure

(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 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)

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

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

1992 Bush proposed doubling budget for covert action to overthrow Saddam

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

2001 1st of four Deputies Committee of NSC meetings on revising Iraq policy

2003 Badr Brigade claimed it gave up its heavy weapons Wasn’t true

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

(Musings On Iraq US Army History Of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 7 Muqawama Wa Intiqaam (Resistance And Reprisals), May-August 2003)

2003 Dep Def Sec Wolfowitz said that US would find Iraq’s WMD

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)

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

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

2003 CIA Dir Tenet said that CIA had not compromised its intelligence on Iraq

2005 Basra police chief said he had no control of 3/4 of his officers who were loyal to

            political parties and militias and were carrying out assassinations

2005 Basra police chief said militias were the real power in the province and they were criminals and

bad people Said 2 main groups were Badr and Mahdi Army

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2006 PM Maliki declared one month state of emergency in Basra after 100 killed in fighting between

            militias

2007 2nd day of fighting between ISI and Islamic Army in Baghdad’s Amiriya 1920 Revolution

Brigades and US unit joined to help Islamic Army Would lead to Sahwa being formed

(Musings On Iraq The Demise But Not Death of Al Qaeda In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

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

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

2007 White House spokesman said US wanted long term military presence in Iraq to support ISF

2008 Report only 15% of sahwa integrated into govt

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

2008 PM Maliki said he wanted refugees to return Promised privileges for them Said govt had money and

plan to aid them NGOs reported Iraq had no program for returnees

2008 Report Most sectors of Basra govt connected to militias and corrupt 47 parties in Basra all with

militias Sadrists went after doctors and professionals Thar Allah killed unveiled women Fadhila Gov Waili accused of smuggling oil ISCI/Badr sold weapons and killed opponents

2009 Ex-Trade Min Sudani placed in Samawa prison for trial after arrested trying to leave

country $4-$8 bil missing from ministry Bought expired food and charged Ministry full price Bought food and kept it for themselves to sell on black market Bought goods for double the prices Sudani signed contract with company owned by his son for $50 mil for old tea that was only worth $20 mil Bought contaminated milk from China Found $8 mil in expired food in warehouse Sudani’s brother and nephew got $40 in kickbacks from every ton of sugar imported by ministry Sudani used some of money to fund PM Maliki’s State of Law in 2009-10 elections

(Musings On Iraq Half Of Corruption Cases Against Iraq’s Former Trade Minister Dropped)

(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)

2011 ISI cell arrested that created fake human rights organization as front group

2011 Protests in Ramadi demanded army withdraw from city after police chief killed in raid

2011 Report Foreign Sec Straw Sec State Powell met in NY city Feb 2002 Straw worried

statements by PM Blair and Bush on Iraq’s WMD couldn’t be proved Said lack of supporting evidence Much of intel was assumptions and assessments with little hard facts Powell had same concern Powell worried about Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans and Dep Def Sec Wolfowitz Said intel he saw at CIA was circumstantial Hoped that when facts were revealed claims would not blow up in their faces

2011 Report Brokers sold forged docs so people could get jobs in govt and ISF Primary school diploma

cost $250 College diploma $3000

2012 2nd day of 4th auction round for Iraq oil and gas fields Only 2 winning bids Iraq announced 5th

auction round for Iraqi oil and gas fields would be held after disappointing 4th auction

(Musings On Iraq Disappointing Fourth Oil And Gas Auction For Iraq)

2012 Ninewa Gov Nujafi claimed almost enough votes in parliament to hold no confidence move against

PM Maliki

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

2013 Fight broke out amongst protesters in Fallujah between those for and against Anbar becoming

federal region Federalism was to protest Maliki govt

(Musings On Iraq Understanding Iraq’s Protest Movements, An Interview With Kirk Sowell, Editor of Inside Iraqi Politics)

2014 ISIS kidnapped and killed 8 Naqshibandi members in Baiji who would not give it allegiance

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Resurgent Insurgency Interview With Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi)

2014 Operation started to clear Saqlawiya north of Fallujah in Anbar

2015 Kurdish MP said 1205 Peshmerga killed 6595 wounded fighting IS since Jun 2014

2015 Badr head Amiri dismissed PM Abadi’s plans to retake Ramadi Said he had his own plan

which was to free areas of Anbar first to cut it off Led to Hashd operation to free Thar Thar

(Musings On Iraq interview with Ahmed Ali on fall of Ramadi)

(Musings On Iraq Disarray Over How To Retake Iraq’s Ramadi)

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2016 Genel Energy found reserves at Taq Taq field in KRG only half what it estimated Company

lost $1 bil as shares dropped

2016 Fighting between Saraya Salam and Kataib Hezbollah in Musayib Babil 6 wounded Started

when Sayara Salam banned from entering Jurf al-Sakhr

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

2017 ABC News story offered more information on Rapid Reaction unit abuses first Reported in

Der Spiegel during Mosul campaign Rapid Reaction Div blacklisted by US in Mar 2015 for human rights abuses US praised unit for its fighting in Mosul

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 220 May 24 2017)

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 221 May 25 2017)

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 222 May 26 2017)

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 223 May 27 2017)

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 224 May 28 2017)

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 228 Jun 1 2017)

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 232 Jun 5 2017)

2017 Dana Gas seeking $26.5 bil in damages from KRG due to delayed projects Filed papers in

US court

2017 VP Maliki said force might be needed to stop Pres Barzani declaring KRG independence

KRG condemned statement Said KRG would defend itself

2017 VP Maliki interview Said fighting against IS going well despite US Claimed he bought all

the weapons for Iraq not PM Abadi Criticized Abadi for replacing all his ministers Said he wouldn’t be PM again Said he wanted a majority govt Said he objected to KRG independence referendum Said Kurds backed by Israel

2018 Report IS in Metibiji mountains and Hamrin Mountains along Diyala-Salahaddin border

2018 Civil Defense Force said 1,468 bodies pulled from Old City Mosul in last 10 days

2018 Election Comm said it wouldn’t follow non-binding resolution by parliament to reject votes Said only Federal Court could annul results

2019 Fmr PM Abadi resigned all his positions within Dawa

2020 Defense Minister said 2,000 IS fighters left in Iraq

2020 PM Kazemi started monthly budget payments to KRG Finance Min claimed it was a one time

payment Kazemi needed Kurdish support for his govt

2021 UNAMI recorded 32 assassinations of activists since Oct 2019 21 others wounded

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

(Musings On Iraq United Nations Faults Iraq For Failing To Protect Protesters)

View the Iraq History Timelines 

Monday, May 30, 2022

Iraq Can’t Pay Its Bills And The Power Grid Suffers

(Georgetown Journal of International Affairs)

On May 16 the Iraqi Supreme Court ruled that the Kazemi administration was an interim government and therefore
could not pass any major laws. That meant it could not make any decisions regarding politics or the economy. That is having widespread ramifications for the country.

This Day In Iraqi History - May 30 UK-Turkey deal Turkey got 10% of Mosul oil in return for giving up claim to province


 

1920 Head political officer in Iraq Wilson got report that revolt in Mosul being planned

1926 Verbal agreement made between British and Turks to give Turkey 10% of Mosul oil

revenues for 25 years in return for giving up claims to province

(Musings On Iraq How The Ottoman Province Of Mosul Became Part Of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)

(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)

(Musings On Iraq review Turkey, the US and Iraq)

1941 Last brigade of British 10th Infantry Division from India landed in Basra

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

1941 British troops reached Baghdad Iraqi army barracks bombed leading it to ask for peace

1941 Baghdad mayor and army officers approached British embassy asking for armistice

1941 German Amb to Iraq Grobba fled to Mosul Told German Foreign Minister Ribbentrop Iraqis still in

the fight

1941 Ger For Min Ribbentrop told Ger Amb to Iraq Grobba that more planes arriving Jun 1 Grobba said

because of lack of fuel German planes would have to be based in Syria

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)

(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 review Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State In Iraq and the Levant, 1941)

1946 PM Suwaidi resigned over controversy over Iraq-Turkey Friendship Treaty Nuri al-Said negotiated

treaty without consulting with govt

1959 Last British soldier departed Habaniya base in Iraq as English military withdrew from country

1967 Egypt’s Nasser and Jordan’s King Hussein called Pres Arif asking him to deploy Iraqi forces to

Jordan for war with Israel Arif agreed to send 1 armored div and 3 squadrons of jets

1968 Iraqi army arrived in southern marshes to put down Communist uprising

(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)

1972 Pres Nixon visited Shah in Iran who asked for US aid in arming Barzani

(Musings On Iraq review Killing Hope, U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II)

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurds, A Modern History)

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq & the Kurdish Question, 1958-70)

(Musings On Iraq When The Shah and Nixon Manipulated The Kurds)

1982 Protests and riots in Karbala Basra Nasiriyah Baghdad over battlefield losses in Iran-Iraq War

1985 Iraq carried out heavy air raid on Iran oil terminal at Kharg Island

(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

(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)

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

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

1991 General Colin Powell said Op Provide Comfort would end as soon as diplomatic solution to

            Kurdish refugees reached

2003 Gen Conway 1st Marine Expeditionary Force surprised hadn’t found any Iraq WMD in searches

Said intel about Iraq having ready to use WMD was wrong

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

2003 Sec Def Rumsfeld announced new Iraq Survey Group would be formed to take over search for

Iraq’s WMD

2003 Coalition forces looking for Iraq WMD increased to 1300 personnel

2003 Final report of UN inspectors found no evidence of WMD programs

2003 UN inspectors said soil samples helped back Iraq story that they destroyed anthrax

(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)

2003 PM Blair said he was sure evidence of Iraq’s WMD would be found

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

2003 Sec Def Rumsfeld said war was not based upon lies because both US and England said Iraq had

WMD

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)

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

2003 Bush said US found WMD because 2 alleged mobile WMD labs were found Inspection found not

labs

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claims That Iraq Had WMD)

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

2003 UnderSecDef for Intel Cambone said only 70 of roughly 600 suspected WMD sites in Iraq had been

inspected

2003 CIA Dir Tenet said that its Iraq intelligence was not politicized by Bush admin

2003 US report on Iraqi police Said they were corrupt and needed reform Called for 6,000 advisers

which US didn’t have

(Musings On Iraq interview with Col Ted Spain on how US struggled to establish law and order in post-invasion Iraq) 

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how US failed to develop the Iraqi police)

(Musings On Iraq US Army History Of Iraq War Vol 1- Chapter 8 – Muddling Through August-October 2003)

2004 US Op Smackdown to probe Mahdi Army defenses of Kufa mosque began

2004 7 US soldiers disciplined for not stopping Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal

2004 Leaked parts of Ryder report on Abu Ghraib found 100s of Iraqi prisoners were held despite lack

of evidence

2005 VP Cheney said Iraq in “last throes” of an insurgency

2006 US-Iraqi team inspected 1st Natl Police Div Site 4 in Baghdad Found 1,845 prisoners who’d been

tortured and abused Juvenile prisoners used as sex slaves

2006 Pentagon report to Congress said violence increased since 2004 from avg 400 attacks/wk spring 04

to 550 attacks/wk Aug 05-Feb 06 to 600 attacks/wk Feb-May 06

2007 US turned over security for Kurdistan to Peshmerga

2007 Op Alljah started to clear Fallujah

(Musings On Iraq interview with author Green on Fallujah during the Surge)

(Musings On Iraq review Fallujah Redux The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle With Al Qaeda)

2007 Graffiti appeared in Baghdad’s Amiriya saying down with ISI It attacked a mosque associated

with Islamic Army in retaliation killing its local commander Islamic Army then attacked an ISI mosque leading to 4 hr gun battle

(Musings On Iraq The Demise But Not Death of Al Qaeda In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

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

2007 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq arms supplier Abu Abdullah captured by U.S. forces

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

2008 ISF raided Iraqi National Gathering HQ in Basra

2008 CIA Chief Hayden said ISI near strategic defeat in Iraq

2008 Ayatollah Sistani aide said he was opposed to Status of Forces Agreement with U.S.

2008 Report Fmr White House spokesman McClellan said Bush White House so caught up in pushing

war ignored intel that didn’t fit argument Said media didn’t do its job questioning war Katie Couric Jessica Yellin said pressured by their bosses to support war Brian Williams said Pentagon would call and complain about any story critical of war

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

2009 ISI head Abu Omar al-Baghdadi said claim Baghdad had arrested him was a lie to bring him out in

public Said he would only appear when he wanted to

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval War College’s Prof Whiteside on ISI leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi)

2009 Ex-Trade Min Sudani tried to leave Iraq but plane turned around and arrested at Baghdad

airport on corruption charges $4-$8 bil missing from ministry Bought expired food and charged Ministry full price Bought food and kept it for themselves to sell on black market Bought goods for double the prices Sudani signed contract with company owned by his son for $50 mil for old tea that was only worth $20 mil Bought contaminated milk from China Found $8 mil in expired food in warehouse Sudani’s brother and nephew got $40 in kickbacks from every ton of sugar imported by ministry Sudani used some of money to fund PM Maliki’s State of Law in 2009-10 elections

(Musings On Iraq Half Of Corruption Cases Against Iraq’s Former Trade Minister Dropped)

(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)

2010 Diyala police chief said his force infiltrated by insurgents Arrested some as a result Trying to

do background checks

(Musings On Iraq More Diyala Police Arrested For Alleged Ties to Al Qaeda In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Police In Diyala Province Infiltrated By Insurgents)

2011 Ninewa Gov Nujafi escaped bombing on his motorcade in Mosul

2011 Maysan council voted to keep US forces out of province as objection to a US raid

2011 VP Abdul Mahdi resigned saying position no longer held power and Najaf objected to way VPs

elected

2012 PM Maliki said he was reinstating Saddam era army officers as concession to Sunni parties to stop

no confidence vote against him

2012 Pres Talabani met Pres Barzani Allawi Speaker Nujafi Dep PM Mutlaq in Sulaymaniya and refused

to back no confidence vote vs PM Maliki Talabani said to be under Iranian pressure to end no confidence move

(Musings On Iraq Iran Tries To Mediate Iraq’s Political Crisis, But Can They Overcome The Deep Divisions In The Country?)

2012 Sadr said if Iraqiya and Kurdish Coalition backed no confidence vote against PM Maliki he would

support it Sadrists said replacing PM Maliki only solution to political crisis in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq What Does Iraq’s Sadr Want?)

2012 Badr and Fadhila wrote letter to PM Maliki saying they supported him during no confidence move

against him

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2012 Iraq Oil Ministry held 4th auction for 12 oil and gas fields Only 1 winning bid

(Musings On Iraq Disappointing Fourth Oil And Gas Auction For Iraq)

2013 3 Reports militias killing civilians kidnapping people manning checkpoints with ISF in Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq Rumors Spread Of Militias At Work In Iraq)

2013 Anbar governor escaped car bombing in Ramadi

2014 Ramadi protest leader said Sunni autonomy was way to go and rejected armed struggle

2014 Protest in Qadisiyah over lack of services and development

2014 Report Iran funding Asaib Ahl Al-Haq operations in Fallujah and Jurf al-Sakhr

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

2015 IS held ceremony where Ramadi sheikhs gave it allegiance after city fell

(Musings On Iraq interview with Ahmed Ali on fall of Ramadi)

2016 Hashd and Federal Police stopped displaced fleeing Sjar Anbar Executed 12 men Anbar

official said Hashd executed civilians in Saqlawiya

2016 Warrant issued for fmr Ninewa Gov Nujafi involved 1.2 bil missing dinars

2016 Report Iran running info campaign that it and Hashd are leading Fallujah campaign when

they weren’t May 25 Iranian media claimed Iran Quds Force cmdr Gen Suleimani commanding Fallujah operation He wasn’t Iran also claimed it led Ramadi op After Sadrists took over Green Zone and chanted anti-Iranian slogans Tehran started Thank you Suleimani campaign on social media saying general saved Iraq from IS

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Commander General Suleimani And His Role In Iraq, An Interview With The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins)

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Propaganda Work In Iraq Interview With Tel Aviv Univ’s Dr Raz Zimmt)

(Musings On Iraq What Was Behind Iran’s Social Media Campaign Promoting Gen Suleimani In Iraq?)

2017 10 mass graves found in Sinjar with IS victims

2017 Peshmerga command said Hashd broke Irbil-Baghdad agreement during op to free west

Ninewa by entering Sinjar dist

(Musings On Iraq Sinjar Dispute Between The Hashd and Kurdistan Democratic Party Interview With Journalist Wladimir van Wilgenburg)

2017 Report France providing intel to Iraq to hunt down French nationals that joined IS Up to 30

French nationals killed Around 1700 French joined IS France had 1200 troops in Iraq as part of Coalition

2018 Election Commission threw out votes from 1021 voting stations in Irbil Anbar Baghdad Diyala Dohuk Irbil Kirkuk Ninewa Salahaddin Sulaymaniya

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Election Commission Discards 1,000 More Voting Stations)

(Musings On Iraq Growing Crisis Over Elections In Kirkuk and Kurdistan)

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Sunday, May 29, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - May 29 1920 Ayatollah Shirazi issued statement supporting Iraqi independence from UK

(Al-Tawhid)

 

1920 UK judicial secretary Carter wrote Sir Wilson head political officer warning Sunni-Shiite

unity would threaten British rule in Iraq

1920 Grand Ayatollah Shirazi issued statement that Baghdad Khadimiya Najaf Karbala and other

areas agreed on protests for Iraqi independence

1941 Italian planes got into dogfight with British planes over Baghdad 1 Italian and 2 British

planes shot down

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

1941 British defeated Iraqi forces at Abu Ghraib Turned back at Abu Ghraib canal in push on Baghdad

2nd time

1941 British forces defeated by Iraqi army at Kadhimiya, Baghdad

1941 PM Gaylani told military leadership had fled to Persia leading to his own escape there along with

Mufti of Jerusalem

1941 German ambassador to Iraq fled Baghdad for Kirkuk fearing British advance

1941 Governor of Baghdad captured by British on trip to Samarra

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)

(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 review Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State In Iraq and the Levant, 1941)

1948 Battle of Jenin between Jewish and Iraqi forces started 1st Arab Israeli War

1959 Communists marched for 2nd day Demanded appointments to Qasim’s cabinet He refused

1981 Iraq took Dehloran in Khuzistan province Iran attacked Penjwin Sulaymaniya but stopped

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

1983 Tariq Aziz tried to open talks with Iran to stop bombing civilians area via UN Iran rejected offer

1984 US backed UN resolution condemning Iranian attacks on Persian Gulf shipping Didn’t mention

Iraq’s attacks

1987 US Asst Dep Sec of Def Armitage said U.S. couldn’t see Iraq defeated in Iran-Iraq War

1988 Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Gorbachev said he would pressure Iran to end Iran-Iraq War if US

helped with Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan

(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 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)

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

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

1996 PUK and KDP agreed to extend Kurdish parliament for another year hoping that assembly would

help end civil war

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurds, A Modern History)

2002 UK Def Min official Kelly said Blair govt had spun WMD dossier on Iraq

2003 Bush said US found WMD because 2 alleged mobile WMD labs were found They weren’t

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claims That Iraq Had WMD)

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

2003 Retired CIA and State Dept officials sent memo to Bush saying they questioned intel cited by White

House for Iraq war

2003 BBC report Blair’s office had sexed up UK dossier on Iraq’s WMD

2003 Elections led to Abdul Rahman Mustafa a Kurd being elected mayor of Kirkuk

(Musings On Iraq How Did Kirkuk Become Such A Divisive Issue? A Portrait of The City In

2003)

2003 White House spokesman Fleischer said everything administration said about Iraq-Niger uranium

deal was accurate Never happened

2003 Cheney chief of staff Libby asked Undersecretary of State Grossman about a former ambassador

going to Niger mentioned in Wash Post column Grossman told him it was Joseph Wilson

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

2004 Report incoming interim PM Allawi had links to CIA and MI6 since 1980s as opponent to Saddam

2005 Op Lightning largest joint US-Iraq op so far Aimed at clearing Baghdad of insurgents

2005 Report May 2002 US and UK increased air strikes on Iraq using No Fly Zones in attempt to

provoke Saddam to justify invasion

2007 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq kidnapped 5 Brits from Finance Min in Baghdad 4 would be killed

Ransomed 5th Op planned by Iranian Revolutionary Guards

(Musings On Iraq New Challenges To Sadr’s Leadership)

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

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Policy Towards Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

2007 Insurgents in Amiriya Baghdad told US they were going to attack ISI and needed help Gen

Petraeus said he would support them Became Sahwa

(Musings On Iraq Demise, But Not Death of Al Qaeda In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

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

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

2008 US Amb to Iraq Crocker said ISI near defeat

2008 Interior Min fired 7500 police for corruption ghost officers negligence

2009 Video emerged of Trade Min Sudani and brothers drinking with prostitutes talking about PM

Maliki Sudani from Dawa

2010 Sadrists said they would not allow dictatorship or autocracy to return to Iraq referring to PM Maliki

(Musings On Iraq Argument For Maliki Being Iraq’s Next Strongman)

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

(Musings On Iraq interview with Inside Iraqi Politics’ Sowell on whether Maliki became a dictator)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Historian Phebe Marr comparing PM Maliki with MP Said)

2011 Iraqiya nominee for Def Min Obeidi escaped sticky bomb attempt on his life in Mosul

2011 Iraq and Jordan signed agreement to build railway connecting two Never went forward

2011 1 Baghdad activist released Said he was taken by 11th Div with no warrant Beaten by soldiers

2012 Basra council called for province to become federal region due to neglect by Baghdad

2012 PM Maliki held cabinet meeting in Mosul to try to undermine no confidence vote against him

Kurds boycotted meeting

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki Heading To Mosul To Challenge Speaker Nujafi)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

2012 Iraqi court found Hezbollah operative Daquq innocent of terrorism charges Was liaison between

Iran Hezbollah and militias

(Musings On Iraq Hezbollah’s Role In Iraq)

2012 Dep PM Shahristani denied that he ordered stop of fuel deliveries to KRG even though he did in

dispute over oil

2012 Dawa accused Kurds of working with Mossad Iranian intel reportedly gave info to National Sed Adv

Fayadh on Kurds

2014 Report National Alliance started talks about forming govt without Maliki being PM Said State of

Law said Maliki only candidate without talking with it

2015 Ninewa Gov Nujafi refused to give up office after parliament voted to remove him for fall of

Mosul Nujafi claimed there was a plot against him

2015 Report Hashd fighters again going to fight in Syria 2014 Returned to Iraq to fight IS New

recruiting drive to get men for Syria

2016 Western diplomat said Hashd executed 17 displaced men in Sjar Anbar 3 survivors said

Federal Police found 50 displaced Separated men from families Police shot 17 men Officer then stopped executions 1 policeman arrested for killings Displaced then ran into Hashd

2017 Real estate value in KRG collapsing Built luxury apartments and gated communities that

didn’t sell People lost huge sums in investments

2017 Iran’s Foreign Min denied it was supporting Hashd offensive in west Ninewa Then said

advisers were with Hashd

2017 Report Hashd offensive in Ninewa reached Syrian border Feared Hashd would use it as new

route to Syria to support Assad It did

2018 Federal Police and Hashd clashed in Old City Mosul after Hashd tried to take over a police station 1 Hashd killed 1 police killed 3 wounded

2018 43 bodies pulled from rubble in Old City Mosul Mix of civilians and IS fighters Civil Defense said 1200 bodies found in Mosul in last 10 days

2019 Report PM Abdul Mahdi coming under pressure for budget payments to KRG KRG

supposed to export 250,000 bar/day in oil under 2019 budget but didn’t KRG supposed to turn over tariffs from border crossing but wasn’t

2019 Report North Oil Company sued KRG to try to get back control of Khurmala Dome

oil field in Kirkuk Field provides up to 1/3 of KRG’s oil production Dome used to be under Baghdad’s control 2008 Peshmerga seized it Oil Min made informal agreement to allow KRG to maintain it

2019 Report Up to 1000 IS fighters entered Iraq after lost territory in Syria Have tunnel

networks Work in small cells of 5-10 men

2019 Protesters blocked roads to West Qurna 1 and 2 oil fields in Basra calling for more

electricity

(Musings On Iraq Summer Approaches And Early Protests Begin In South Iraq)

2020 Report After Iran’s Gen Suleimani killed US suspended cooperation with ISF Led to

decrease in raids vs IS US and Canadian special forces used to accompany ISF on raids 2nd half of 2019 Hashd accused US and Israel of airstrikes on its facilities Joint Ops Cmd put restrictions on US planes and drones afterward flying over Hashd areas ISF said Hashd repeatedly stopped Iraq-US convoys going through areas and blocked raids Hashd fired on convoy of US and Iraqi special forces

2021 Report Apr Hashd drone hit hangar at Irbil airport used by CIA Drone found afterward and

likely built in Iran May Ain al-Asad base hit by drone US considered strikes major escalation by Hashd

2021 Muslih cmdr of Hashd Anbar ops had men set up tents near Karbala sit-in protest to kidnap

and arrest activists Blew up car of activist Tried to assassinate another Muslih threatened activist Wazni Then arrested for his murder

(Musings On Iraq New Wave of Protests In Iraq Over Executions Of Activists)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s PM Has 3rd Confrontation With Pro-Iran Hashd Factions)

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

(Musings On Iraq United Nations Faults Iraq For Failing To Protect Protesters)

2021 Brother of activist wounded in grenade attack in Kufa Najaf

2021 Mass grave in Ninewa found with 500-600 victims of IS Believed to be victims killed at

Badush prison in 2014

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This Day In Iraqi History - May 28 Govt had Assyrian leader Mar Shimun come to Baghdad to discuss Assyrian issue

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1933 Interior Min had Assyrian leader Mar Shimun come to Baghdad to discuss differences with govt

over settling community in north Interior said it was willing to acknowledge Mar Shimun as spiritual leader but would not give him any political power Said UK officer arriving to help settle community Mar Shimun said he would help with settlement Pledged loyalty to King Faisal

(Musings On Iraq review The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1941 British forces captured Khan Nuqta fort on march from Fallujah to Baghdad

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

1941 British troops moved from Basra to Baghdad Took Ur

1941 British forces attacked Abu Ghraib canal but turned back by Iraqis

1941 British intel spread rumor to Iraqi military that 100 tanks heading to Baghdad Led PM Gaylani to

flee

1941 3rd shipment of German military supplies arrived in Mosul Never used

1941 Iraq Chiefs of Staff decided to withdraw to Kirkuk to avoid British attack on Baghdad PM Gayalni

joined them

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)

(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 review Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State In Iraq and the Levant, 1941)

1959 Communists marched Demanded appointments to Qasim’s cabinet He refused

1968 Communist uprising began in southern Marshes

(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)

1981 Iraq launched attack to retake Dehloran in Khuzistan province

1981 Dawa blew up an ammo and fuel dump at Baghdad Airport

(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)

1981 Saddam gave speech saying Iraqi army could take any area in Iran Led to attack upon Dehloran

in central front Only held it for 12 hours and had to retreat

1982 Iran launched attacks on Qasr e-Shring and Sumer in center across from Diyala but failed

(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 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)

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

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

1990 Arab summit in Baghdad Saddam spoke about freeing the Palestinians Saddam

accused Kuwait of breaking OPEC quotas driving down oil prices costing Iraq $14 bil Saddam called Kuwait’s oil policy an act of war against Iraq Saddam personally warned Sheikh Sabah of Kuwait he was being manipulated in US conspiracy against Iraq Saddam demanded $27 bil in compensation from Kuwait

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(Musings On Iraq review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Unholy Babylon, The Secret History of Saddam’s War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Outlaw State, Saddam Hussein’s Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis)

1990 PLO chief Arafat said Saddam was bringing new leadership to pan-Arab cause

2003 PM Blair said he still believed Iraq had WMD

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

2003 DepDef Sec Wolfowitz said threat of Iraq came from its WMD and links to terrorists Said no one

expected finding Iraq’s WMD would be easy because so good at hiding them

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)

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

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

2003 CIA posted White Paper on its webpage saying they found mobile WMD labs Proved that Iraq was

hiding its WMD program Were no labs

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

2003 CIA held conference call with reporters to brief them on WMD mobile labs report Didn’t exist

2003 DIA inspection team in Iraq sent memo to Washington 2 trailers not mobile WMD labs

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claims That Iraq Had WMD)

2003 UN inspectors told oversight panel that 2 trailers found were not for WMD Said equipment was

wrong

2004 Iraqi Governing Council agreed upon Iyad Allawi as head of interim govt

(Musings On Iraq review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)

2007 US and Iran held meeting US demanded Tehran stop supporting militias Nothing came of talks

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2008 Sadr called for weekly protests against security agreement with US

2008 Fmr White House press sec McClellan’s book said White House shaped war debate so force only

option vs Iraq Said that Iraq war was not necessary Said Bush never admitted to any mistakes and was isolated

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

2008 Intl Org for Migration reported of 5.8 mil refugees only 1% had returned Iraq largest refugee crisis in

world

2009 Protest in Tal Afar to make it independent of Ninewa Complained about Gov Nujafi and neglect

Part of Kurd-Al Hadbaa dispute

(Musings On Iraq Tit For Tat In Ninewa)

(Musings On Iraq Arab-Kurdish Divide Over New Ninewa Provincial Council)

(Musings On Iraq Troubles Continue In Ninewa Over Results Of Provincial Elections)

2009 Report Asaib Ahl Al-Haq demanded release of its members from jail and to run in elections in

return for releasing 5 Brits it kidnapped

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

2009 PM Maliki said he gave up with outreach to Saudis Said futile and made Iraq look weak

(Musings On Iraq review A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, The Saudi Struggle For Iraq)

2009 Last British troops withdrew from Iraq

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

2010 Report Bank of Iraq and Agricultural Bank gave trillions of dinars worth of loans to

community banks for investments Money ended up in Jordan Banks under investigation for corruption

2010 Iraqi police helped rob Rafidain Bank branch in Najaf Took $5.5 mil

(Musings On Iraq Major Robberies In Baghdad and Najaf Likely Done By Iraqi Police)

2011 Protests and clashes in Ramadi after raid killed police chief ISF said he was linked to ISI Residents

complained about army raids

2011 ISF raided protest organization HQ in Baghdad arresting 11 activists

(Musings On Iraq More Protesters Arrested In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq June 3, 2011 Protest In Iraq’s Tahrir Square)

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

2011 Report PM Maliki turned to Asaib Ahl Al-Haq to counter Sadrists in Baghdad and southern Iraq

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

2012 KRG PM Barzani compared PM Maliki to Saddam Claimed Kurds were being expelled from Diyala

and Kirkuk

2012 Meeting in Irbil with Speaker Nujafi Allawi Sadr spokesman and Kurds over no confidence vote

against PM Maliki

(Musings On Iraq What Does Iraq’s Sadr Want?)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

2014 ISIS killed 8 Naqshibandi fighters in Baiji

(Musings On Iraq Clashes Between the Islamic State and the Baathist Naqshibandi As Both Try To Expand)

(Musings On Iraq Precarious Relationship Between The Islamic State of Iraq And The Baathist Naqshibandi)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Resurgent Insurgency Interview With Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi)

2014 Peshmerga Min punished Peshmerga who protested not getting paid in Sulaymaniya

2014 Iraqi intelligence received report on neighborhoods in Mosul ISIS would attack in June

2015 New U.N. resolution to try to crackdown on IS smuggling of antiquities from Iraq and Syria

(Musings On Iraq Review Shatter the Nations, ISIS and the War for the Caliphate)

2015 Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander killed near Ramadi Was supporting Khorasani Brigade

(Musings On Iraq Khorasani Brigade Another Iraq Militia That Returned Home From Syria To Fight The Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

2015 Reinforcements arrived to try to take back Ramadi Wouldn’t happen until Feb 2016

2015 Parliament removed Ninewa Gov Nujafi from office upon recommendation of PM Abadi for fall of

Mosul

2016 Witness claimed Federal Police Badr and Kataib Hezbollah shot civilians fleeing IS held

area in Sjar Anbar

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

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

(Musings On Iraq Crimes And Misdemeanors Of Kataib Hezbollah During War Vs ISIS Interview With Free Lance Journalist Jonathan Lee Krohn)

2018 Parliament voted to reject all foreign votes and displaced voting in Anbar Salahaddin Ninewa Diyala Authorized manual recount of 10% of voting boxes Response to widespread cheating Was non binding however

2019 Nechirvan Barzani elected KRG president PUK boycotted session accused KDP of

not following power sharing deal

2019 Turkey began new military campaign in KRG vs PKK

2020 Kurdistan Islamic Group MP claimed Irbil governor met with political parties and told them

they couldn’t protest Were on going demonstrations over unpaid govt salaries

2020 Tribal Hashd warned of escalating IS activity in northern Muqdadiya dist Said were village

empty of people and no ISF presence Said district had become HQ for IS

2021 Female activist shot and wounded in Baghdad Dec 2020 was kidnapped and tortured

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

(Musings On Iraq United Nations Faults Iraq For Failing To Protect Protesters)

2021 2 people arrested for assassination of Karbala activist

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