Monday, June 6, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 6 ISIS attacked Mosul eventually taking city

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1920 Sir Percy Cox was reassigned to run Iraq from his posting in Persia

1924 UK run Baghdad Times said Iraqis were turning on British protection for Mosul

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

1932 Assyrian National Pact Demanded land outside Iraq to settle Recognize Mar Shimun as

representative of community Schools Said Assyrian Levies would resign if demands not met Govt rejected pact worried other minorities would make similar demands

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

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1937 3 al-Ahali ministers and another minister resigned Criticized PM Sulaiman govt for

            not carrying out reforms secrecy nepotism Allowed PM Sulaiman to break with al-Ahali

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Democratic Moment)

1940 PM Churchill wrote War Sec Eden saying he wanted Indian brigades sent to Iraq to show British

strength Told no troops available

1941 British forces sent to Haditha and pushed insurgents led by Qawujki into Syria

1963 Army artillery fired at Mount Azmer, Sulaymaniya at Barzani’s forces Kurdish

delegation met with MP Bakr in Baghdad who denied any attack happened

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

(Musings On Iraq review Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

1967 Iraqi jets set off for Jenin for raid on Israeli air base Couldn’t find targets in Jenin Attacked Israeli

tank column instead Bombed Iraqi military installation by mistake because couldn’t find air base Another plane bombed a town because couldn’t find Israeli base 1 Iraqi bomber destroyed on way home crashing into Israeli base 2nd Iraqi wave bombed 2 towns because couldn’t find Israeli base

(Musings On Iraq review Wings of Iraq, Volume 1: The Iraqi Air Force, 1931-1970)

1967 Israel hit H-3 air base twice in Anbar Led to dog fight Israel claimed it destroyed 16-24

Iraqi planes Later said destroyed almost entire Iraqi air force Actually only 1 Iraqi plane destroyed when crashed

(Musings On Iraq Review Hawker Hunters At War, Iraq and Jordan , 1958-1967)

1967 8th Iraqi Brigade tried to cross Damiya Bridge destroyed by Israeli air strike

1967 Iraq severed relations with U.S. over Six Day War

1975 Shah Pres Bakr Algerian Pres Bumidan met over Iran-Iraq border issues

1982 After Israel invaded Lebanon Saddam offered ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War and for Iraq to send troops

to help Palestinians

1984 Iran launched heaviest bombardment so far of Basra city

(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)

2003 Ayatollah Hakim gave speech calling for elected govt that represented all of Iraq

2003 Imam at Abu Hanifa Mosque in Adhmaiya Baghdad called for resistance to the US occupation

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq review The Triumph of the Martyrs, A Reporter’s Journey into Occupied Iraq)

2003 UN head inspector Blix said just because there were questions about Iraq’s WMD didn’t mean it

had them Said US and UK never provided quality intel on Iraq’s 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)

2003 DepUnderSecDef Feith said intel on Iraq didn’t change from Clinton to Bush

2003 White House spokesman intelligence showed no doubt that 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)

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

2003 US intel thought they were close to finding Iraq’s WMD because more Iraqis coming forward and

giving info

2003 Report Bush admin dropped uncertainties about WMD intel and made them certainties that Iraq

had them

2003 US rejected having UN weapons inspectors back in Iraq to look for WMD

2003 Report Sep 02 DIA report leaked to press DIA thought Iraq had WMD but couldn’t find specific

facilities making them

2003 CIA WMD office wrote assessment for Natl Sec Adv Rice Said 2 trailers found were mobile WMD


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

(Musings On Iraq Look Who The LA Times Dug Up – CURVEBALL)

(Musings On Iraq Story of CURVEBALL And Iraq’s Mobile Biological Weapons Labs)

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

2005 Report Laith Kubba spokesman for PM Jaafari said US forces would disappear from Iraqi cities

within weeks Didn’t happen

2005 PM Blair sent note to Bush lamenting fact international community didn’t support US-UK in Iraq

2007 Islamic Army and ISI announced truce after killings and accusations Didn’t last

(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)

2007 UK intel report on ISCI/Badr Said ISCI frustrated with PM Maliki Wanted to be dominant Shiite

party Badr turning into political party was false Was still militia trying to control ISF Had control of much of police and trying to take over army Said Badr members in ISF loyal to militia more than govt ISCI still aligned with Iran but independent

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

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)

2008 Kurds said they could export 150,000 bar/day in oil but no neighboring countries would allow it

2008 Report US threatened to seize Iraq’s $50 bil in oil revenues held at NY Fed Reserve Bank if Baghdad

didn’t sign Status of Forces Agreement

2009 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq’s Laith Khazali released and AAH released bodies of 2 British bodyguards

it kidnapped and killed

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

(Musings On Iraq Iranians Planned Kidnapping And Held British Captives Taken In Iraq) 

2011 6 US soldiers killed in rocket attack in Baghdad by Kataib Hezbollah Most lost in one attack since


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

(Musings On Iraq Special Groups Continue Attacks In Iraq As 5 American Soldiers Killed In Baghdad)

(Musings On Iraq Hezbollah Brigades Takes Responsibility For Deaths Of Five Americans Soldiers In Iraq)

2012 PM Nechirvan Barzani talked with Turkish PM Erdogan about KRG exporting oil to Turkey

2012 Report front companies acting as recruiters for Iraqis to go fight in Syria for Assad govt

(Musings On Iraq The Increasing Flow Of Iraqi Fighters To Syria, An Interview With University Of Maryland’s Phillip Smyth)

2012 Report Central Bank of Iraq increasing dollar sales Many thought Syria and Iran buying up dollars to

get around sanctions

2012 Report Asaib Ahl Al-Haq recently marched Claimed Saudis Qatar Turkey plotting against PM Maliki

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

2012 Sadr announced he was going to Iran to discuss no confidence vote vs PM Maliki Iran also trying to

press Maliki to make concessions with other parties

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

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

2013 Mass grave found in Diwaniya with victims of Saddam

2013After govt sponsored meeting sheikhs in Anbar and Ninewa said they would fight ISIS

2013 Baghdad asked Kurds to withdraw Peshmerga from Tuz Kharmato and Suleiman Beq disputed areas

in Salahaddin Kurds said no

2013 VP Hashemi said he supported Sunni region in Iraq

2013 Report KRG Natural Resource Min Hawrami issued report saying KRG would produce 1 mil/bar/day

in oil by 2015 2 mil/bar by 2019 Didn’t happen

2014 37 Sunnis abducted shot and dumped in Samarra in separate incidents Came after ISIS raid on city

day before

2014 ISIS attacked counter-terror bureau in Baquba Diyala

(Musings On Iraq How Northern Iraq Fell To The Insurgency)

2014 ISIS continued attack on Mosul Took 5 neighborhoods

(Musings On Iraq Islamic State of Iraq Launches Battle of Ninewa In Mosul)

(Musings on Iraq Background To The Fall Of Mosul, Insurgents’ Relentess Attacks Upon Security Forces Set Stage For The Taking Of City)

2014 Head of Ninewa Ops Command Gen Gharawi ordered defensive line in west Mosul

2014 PM Maliki told Gen. Gharawi to hold Mosul until Gen Ghidan ground forces commander and Gen

Qanbar chief of staff arrived

2016 Ayatollah Sistani warned against attacks on innocents revenge attacks destruction of property in

war against IS Came after reports of Hashd abuse in Fallujah op

2016 Member of Anbar council demanded Hashd be withdrawn from Fallujah op for abuses and PM Abadi

hold them responsible

(Musings On Iraq Abuses Of Iraq’s Hashd In Fallujah Operation)

2016 Bodies of 40 displaced found in Amiriya Fallujah killed by Hashd Had fled Garma and


2017 Human Rights Watch report Found 7 Iraqi and US attacks in Mosul that killed at least 44

civilians Civilians said couldn’t leave due to IS threats IS killed and wounded people trying to flee

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 234 Jun 7 2017)

2017 Report May 29 Hashd reached Iraq-Syrian border in Ninewa Quds Force cmdr Gen Suleimani

took pictures at border to take credit for success

(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 KRG Pres Barzani said Hashd presence in Kurdish area meaning Sinjar was unacceptable and

violated agreement with Baghdad over keeping Hashd out of district

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 233 Jun 6 2017)

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

2018 Parliament voted to replace Election Comm with 9 judges conduct manual recount cancel displaced

voting in Anbar Diyala Salahaddin Ninewa

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Court Rules For Ballot Recount While Talks Continue To Form New Govt)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Election Commission Dismissed, Recount Ordered As Parties Continue To Undermine Democratic Process)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Election Commission Dismissed, Recount Ordered As Parties Continue To Undermine Democratic Process)

2018 Sadr City mosque used by Asaib Ahl Al-Haq bombed

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

2020 Kazemi created committee to assess performance of governors after protests called for their


2021 Drone attack on Ain Al-Assad base in Anbar by pro-Iran group

2021 KRG said it would send part of its oil and non-oil revenues to Baghdad Said would pay KRG

govt workers every month when got budget money from Baghdad KRG did neither

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