Saturday, November 19, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 19 Sir Percy Cox met with Iraqi officials and Ibn Saud to draw border between Iraq and what would become Saudi Arabia



1914 British troops took Fort Zain, Basra Ottomans retreated to Basra city

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

1922 UK High Comm for Iraq Sir Cox Iraqi officials Nuri al-Said, Jaafar Askari, Ibn Saud met to

draw border between Iraq and what would become Saudi Arabia After 6 days Cox drew straight line dividing 2

(Musings On Iraq Drawing The Iraq-Saudi-Kuwait Border In The Sand)

1949 Pharmacy College students ended strike over new requirements set by dean for those that

flunked 4 men came on campus and beat up students They blamed dean

1973 KDP and Communists began talks to end hostilities between two KDP had been attacking

Communists for its alliance with Bakr govt

(Musings On Iraq review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)

(Musings On Iraq A History Of The Iraqi Communist Party Interview With Univ of East Anglia’s Johan Franzen)

1980 Iran launched 2nd major counterattack in Sumar in Khuzistan

(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)

1991 UN report said Iraqi forces used torture and mass killings to put down Shiite uprising after

Gulf War

1997 KDP recaptured lost territory from PUK

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

1997 Inspectors presented to UN Sec Council unresolved issues with Iraq and to highlight its

continued non-cooperation Outstanding issues were SCUD missile fuel, VX gas and biological weapons program

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection Of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD And 2003 Invasion)

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

1997 UN told that dramatic increase in Iraqi oil smuggling through Iran violating UN sanctions

(Musings On Iraq review Invisible War, The United States And The Iraq Sanctions)

1997 Wash Post OpEd by Wolfowitz and Khalilzad called for US to overthrow Saddam

(Musings On Iraq review The Road to Iraq, The Making of a Neoconservative War)

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

1998 Iraqis refused to hand over documents to UN inspectors

(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(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)

1999 UN Res 1275 extended Oil for Food program for Iraq

2001 Def Policy Board head Richard Perle told CNN Saddam would be the next phase of the war

on terror Said Americans would be greeted as liberators in Iraq

2002 UK Def Min official warned Blair’s office that without proper postwar planning Iraq war

could fail

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

2003 Car bomb at Sheikh Suleiman’s home after he made deal with US for police to take over

security in Ramadi

2004 Assoc of Muslim Scholars announced Sunni boycott of Jan 05 elections claiming results

would be fake and non-representative

(Musings On Iraq Spiritual Leader To Iraq’s Insurgency Harith Dhari Dies In Exile)

(Musings On Iraq U.S. Army History of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 15 – Transformation IN A Time Of War, January-April 2005)

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

2004 Gen Smith dep cmdr CENTCOM said insurgents were carrying out effective intimidation

campaign before Jan 05 elections

2005 Bush described US strategy “As Iraqis stand up we will stand down” Was a withdrawal strategy

which Bush didn’t understand

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

2005 2 days of insurgent attacks upon Shiites left 324 civilians dead and wounded

2005 Police kidnaped Dawa Dep Health Min Saffar Made video of him repeating insurgent

demands Then executed him Done by Sadrists to silence Saffar who was attempting to stop them using ministry to run death squads

2006 Dep Health Min Saffar kidnapped by policeman run by Mahdi Army Killed him under orders

of Dep Health Min Zamili

2006 Suicide car bomb hit day laborers in Hillah killing 22 wounding 44 3 car bombs hit bus station

            east Baghdad killing 10 injuring 45

(Musings On Iraq review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)

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

2006 Syrian Foreign Minister visited Baghdad 1st high ranking Syrian official to visit since 2003

Said Assad backed Maliki govt and wanted foreign troops to withdraw

2006 Iraqi Islamic Party said warrant for Dhari head of Muslim Scholars Assoc ended Maliki’s

reconciliation program Iraqi Accordance Front demanded warrant be withdrawn 1,000 protested in Adhamiya against warrant

(Musings On Iraq Spiritual Leader To Iraq’s Insurgency Harith Dhari Dies In Exile)

2006 AP reported more Iraqis died in first three weeks of Nov than all of Oct Nov 1-19 1,319 dead

vs 1,216 in Oct

2007 US-Iraqi raids on Sadrists in Diwaniya and Najaf Dozens of Mahdi Army members arrested 70

police in Diwaniya dismissed for connections to militia Was part of Op Lion’s Leap vs Mahdi Army Came after fighting between Mahdi Army and Badr

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

2007 Report Maliki govt denied services to Baghdad’s Ghaziliya Neighborhood split between

Sahwa Ghaziliya guardians and police connected to sectarian killings

2007 US military spokesman said violence in Iraq at lowest level since summer 2005

2009 Report US cmdr Gen Odierno and Amb Hill met with Quds Force cmdr Gen Suleimani in Sep

at Pres Talabani’s office in Baghdad Talked about security as US withdrew Warned Iran not to interfere

2011 Anbar governor said Mahdi Army fighters were crossing into Syria to fight for Assad Nov

Syrian National Council accused Sadr of involvement in war

2012 Sadrist MP accused PM Maliki of giving away land to his allies Shahristani, VP Khuzai MPs

Fatlawi and Waili

2016 100s of teachers govt workers and other protested in 4 parts of Sulaymaniya over austerity


2019 Most of the ruling parties met in Baghdad Agreed to give PM Abdul Mahdi 45 days

to carry out reforms

2019 Ninewa govt voted to dismiss Gov Marid He refused to step down

2019 Human Rights Commission called on PM Abdul Mahdi to stop ISF kidnapping

            activists and journalists

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Forces Kidnapping Protesters In Intimidation Campaign)

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

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

2020 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq’s leader Qais Khazali announced that ceasefire with the U.S. was over

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

2021 After Sadr called for Hashd to be disbanded announced his Promised Day Brigades were

dissolved Kataib Hezbollah responded by saying its Popular Defense Brigades were disbanded Didn’t happen

(Musings On Iraq Sadr Calls For Hashd To Be Disbanded In Latest Move Against Foes During Iraq Govt Formation Process)

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

2021 Kataib Sayid al-Shuahda announced new recruiting drive to fight against US in Iraq

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