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This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 9 Russian price war with Saudi Arabia led to collapse in oil prices leading to economic crisis for Iraq the most oil dependent country in world

(Modern Diplomacy)


1916 British retreated from Dujail after failed attack on Ottomans

1917 British attacked Tel Aswad 1st Ottoman defensive line outside Baghdad British couldn’t take

Ottoman positions British had 768 casualties Turks 95 Turks retreated at night

(Musings On Iraq review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

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

1918 British took Hit Anbar without a fight from Ottomans

1929 British appointed Air Inspector to control new Royal Iraqi Air Force

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

1935 Al-Fitla tribe rose up against PM Midfai Was organized by Rashid Ali al-Gaylani and Hikmat

Sulaiman of the Patriotic Brotherhood Party/Ikha

1959 Iraqi air force attacked coup plotters in Mosul Ended revolt Kurds and Communists attacked

Arabs and looted city backed by army brigade until Mar 13

(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)

1961 Ibrahim Ahmed head of KDP accused of killing Shaklawa tribal sheikh Warrant issued for

arrest Forced Ahmed into hiding

1963 Dep PM and Baath leader Saadi said govt would work towards Arab-Kurd brotherhood and respect

Kurdish rights and decentralization

(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 Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

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

1974 Bakr govt told Kurds had two days to accept government’s autonomy plan Kurds objected

because didn't include Kirkuk Sinjar Khanaqin and wanted new census Bakr said no

1975 Shah announced Algiers Agreement over border with Iraq

1984 Using chemical weapons Iraq retook all areas in Basra from Iranians except Majnoon Islands

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Use Of Chemical Weapons In Iran-Iraq War And Their Western Origin)

(Musings On Iraq Origins Of Iraq’s WMD Programs)

1986 Iraq made 3rd attempt to re-capture Faw Peninsula in Basra

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

1987 Iran was outside Rawanduz Irbil but ordered to stop due to threats by Turkey to not

advance anymore

(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 Kurdish rebellion started in Halabja and Arbat

1991 Hussein Kamil led Iraqi forces to retake Karbala from rebels

(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)

(Musings On Iraq Remembering The 1991 Uprising In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Saddam’s View of Iraq’s 1991 Uprising)

1998 UN agreed to allow diplomats to be with inspectors as concession to Iraq

1998 Iraq said it arrested scientist Nasser al-Hindawi known as father of Iraq’s biological weapons

Was meant to deny UN access to him

1999 Fighting between Iraqi forces and SCIRI’s Badr Brigade in 2 southern provinces

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

2003 Karbala Div commander memo said main threat was not US invasion but internal rebellions

2003 PM Blair told Bush he needed a 2nd UN resolution authorizing force against Iraq to get parliament’s

support for war Bush said he couldn't wait Said UK would back US in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Inquiry Section 3.8 Development of UK Strategy and Options, 8 to 20 March 2003)

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

2003 Sec State Powell told CNN that European country came up with new evidence that aluminum

tubes Iraq tried to buy were for nukes not rockets Were for rockets

(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)

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

2003 Sec State Powell on Meet The Press Iraq-Niger uranium story open to investigation and IAEA had

been wrong about Iraq’s nuke program in 1990s Story was fake

(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 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate he told VP Cheney trailers found in Iraq were not conclusive

evidence of Iraq WMD Said US intel still unsure about trailers Said CIA did not agree with Pentagon paper that Iraq had long cooperation with Al Qaeda

(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)

2004 3 killed 20 wounded in fighting between Arabs Kurds Turkmen in Kirkuk city

2004 Gen Taguba report on Abu Ghraib prison Found systemic issues that led to prisoner abuse

2008 Basra officials said security situation worsening because of flood of weapons from Iran and called

for Basra Operations commander to resign

2009 Turkey announced program to train Iraqi army in Turkey

2009 Report poor mothers selling daughters into prostitution Some 11 yr olds sold for as much as

$30,000 Many sold to Syria Jordan Gulf States Men marry the women Divorce them Force them into servitude Human/women’s rights groups believed tens of thousands of women being sold U.S. said govt doing nothing about issue

2009 Report 2008 US had to intervene to stop ISF and Peshmerga fighting in Khanaqin Dist Diyala

PM Maliki sent forces into dist and told Kurds had to leave

2010 Kurdish Awene newspaper said electoral fraud in Irbil election Was sued by KDP for story

2013 Babil intel arrested 12 ISI members Claimed they were backed by Sheikh Sulaiman and Sheikh Abu

Risha who were leaders in Anbar protests

2013 Free Iraq Intifada leader arrested Group issued ultimatum to release him or face rebellion Hoping to

turn protests to violence Free Iraq Intifada Naqshibandi front group Organized protests in Mosul Hawija Kirkuk Tikrit

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

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

2013 KRG said it would export oil independently and not give revenue to Baghdad because

budget was passed and didn’t include paying oil companies working in KRG Said wouldn’t export 250,000 bar/day quota for Baghdad as a result

2013 Report ISF surrounded Ramadi protest site Claimed terrorists were using it Police arrested protesters in

Fallujah who were carrying ISI flags Defense Min claimed it stopped ISI sending weapons and explosives to Ramadi protesters Anbar Ops Comm said no foreign journalists would be allowed into Ramadi site without permission

2014 Suicide car bomb in Hilla Babil killed 50 wounded 160

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

2015 Video posted of men in uniforms yelling “Burn them!” as drove through Albu Ajeel outside

Tikrit after it was freed Showed burned buildings Satellite photos showed large part of town destroyed Town controlled by Asaib Ahl Al-Haq

2015 Peshmerga began offensive to take towns south of Kirkuk city focusing upon Hawija


(Musings On Iraq Iraq Goes On The Offensive In Salahaddin, Kirkuk and Anbar)

2016 Report Oil Min said it wanted to crease oil production to 9 mil/bar/day by 2020 Didn’t happen

2017 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq spokesman claimed US had taken IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad out

of Mosul Part of pro-Iran Hashd info campaign vs US

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 144, Mar 9, 2017)

2018 Report IMF’s Stand By Agreement on hold with Iraq over 2018 budget cutting

spending for KRG and reducing non-oil govt revenue

2020 Report Russia dropped alliance with OPEC and increased oil production Saudi Arabia

increased its production Caused collapse in oil market Hurt Iraq the most as most oil dependent country in world Draft 2020 budget had huge deficit

2020 3 protesters killed by Iraqi forces in Baghdad

2021 Son of activist kidnapped in Baghdad Note left saying activist had to return to Baghdad to get

his son back Protests in Dhi Qar

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