Tuesday, June 11, 2024

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 11 ISIS seized Tikrit without a fight


1925 Head of League of Nations Mosul Commission called King Faisal a “poor creature”


1925 British intel report Iraqi govt picked MPs privately Political parties had no power and

no programs

1948 Iraqis in Kafr Qassim attacked by Israelis 1st Arab-Israeli War

1948 UN negotiated armistice in Arab-Israeli War Defense Min Bassam would go after Iraqi

Jews after war Movement restricted Barred from some govt posts Court martials used 1 leader executed for helping Israel

(Musings On Iraq New Babylonians, A History Of Jews In Modern Iraq)

1972 Saddam went to France Finalized oil deal Said French holdings in Iraq would be last to

be nationalized Also said Iraq wanted to buy weapons

(Musings On Iraq When The World Remembered It Armed The New Hitler Saddam)

(Musings On Iraq review Saddam His Rise and Fall)

(Musings On Iraq review Wings of Iraq: Volume 2: The Iraqi Air Force, 1970-1980)

1984 2nd time UN got Iran and Iraq to agree to not attack each others cities Didn’t last

(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 Iran called on UN to protect Shiites displaced in southern marshes threatened by govt


1996 Inspectors went to Special Republican Guard barracks in Abu Ghraib Baghdad and were

blocked Inspectors went to what they thought was HQ of Military Industrial Corporation Security but moved Tried to discover Iraq’s concealment program for hiding WMD

(Musings On Iraq Review Iraq Confidential, The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the UN and Overthrow Saddam Hussein)

(Musings On Iraq review Endgame, Solving The Iraq Crisis)

2002 Def Sec Rumsfeld said Iraq had chemical weapons and an active nuclear program

(Musings On Iraq How U.S. Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

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

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

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

2003 Undersecretary of State and CIA official told Cheney chief of staff Libby that Fmr Amb

Wilson’s wife worked for CIA Would later leak her identity

(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)

2003 UK intel report on Iran’s Iraq policy Said Iran wanted a stable Iraq that was not a threat,

wanted influence in Baghdad, wanted a unified state, opposed US presence but didn’t want chaos

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Analysis Of Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq Interview With RAND’s Alireza Nader)

2007 Report Gen Petraeus and staff decided to spread Awakening model to Baghdad Diyala

Babil Salahaddin Talks with 1920 Revolution Brigades to fight ISI in Anbar and Diyala PM Maliki adviser didn’t like policy

(Musings On Iraq Diyala Province Backgrounder)

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

(Musings On Iraq Inside The Surge An Interview With Prof Peter Mansoor Former Executive Officer To Gen Petraeus)

2007 130 sheikhs in Salahaddin agreed to set up sahwa unit

(Musings On Iraq What’s In The Future For The Sons of Iraq?)

2007 Report Sheikh Suleiman broke from Anbar Salvation Council Called Sheikh Abu Risha a traitor

who sold out for money Suleiman said he would form his own rival Awakening group

(Musings On Iraq Anbar’s Forgotten Sheikh)

(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)

2007 Speaker Mashadani voted out of office by Iraqi parliament Iraqi Accordance Front boycotted

parliament in protest

2007 Sadr spokesman said Sadr had replaced 11 leaders in attempt to regain control of movement

Said Sadr rejected violence but Mahdi Army still trying to expel Sunnis from Amil and Baya in Baghdad and fighting US and British forces

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

2007 Gen Lynch said 7 of 9 national police brigade cmdrs 14 of 24 battalion cmdrs

replaced due to abuses and sectarianism Said many of the Iraqi police in south were corrupt Iraqi politicians constantly ordered prisoners released Said US wanted to set up provisional police in south including arming Sunni tribes

2008 Report foreign fighters coming to Iraq down to single digits per month

2008 UK intel report Predicted large Sunni turnout for 09 provincial elections Said many insurgents

considering participating in vote Sunnis wanted economic development services release of prisoners reforming deBaathification reviewing constitution

2009 Report PM Maliki adv said Asaib Ahl Al-Haq head Khazali was a problem for US not his

govt Maliki attempted to reconcile with Khazali to undermine Sadr

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

2009 Report DNO not paid for oil exports from KRG yet Said if didn’t get paid would threaten

future investments Oil Min said it wouldn’t pay oil companies in KRG because said KRG contracts and exports illegal

(Musings On Iraq Oil Companies Exporting From Kurdistan May Not Be Paid For Years)

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Kurdistan’s Failed Independent Oil Strategy)

2009 Army told Kurdish parties had to evacuate HQs in Jalawla Diyala Attempt by PM Maliki to

challenge Kurds in disputed areas

2011 Protest organizers held press conference complaining about pro-Dawa tribesmen beating them in

Baghdad day before

2012 After Pres Talabani rejected no confidence vote KRG Pres Barzani and Iraqiya said they would

still push issue

(Musings On Iraq How The No Confidence Move Against Iraq’s Premier Split The Kurdish Parties)

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

2012 Pres Talabani’s office announced it was holding talks with PKK to work out a ceasefire with


2013 Sadrist rally in Kadhimiya Baghdad led to shootouts with Asaib Ahl Al-Haq in northern and

eastern Baghdad

2014 PM Maliki issued Decree 301 to organize volunteers for popular army Used militias

2014 ISIS executed 17 police at Mosul airport 12 ISF in Dawasa Ninewa 10 ISF in Riyad Kirkuk

Burned all the police stations in Zab Kirkuk  

(Musings On Iraq Islamic State of Iraq’s 2014 Uprising And Security Forces Collapse)

2014 ISIS kidnapped staff of Turkish consulate in Mosul

2014 Salahaddin provincial police chief went to Camp Speicher demanding army help vs ISIS

Turned down

2014 ISIS seized Tikrit without a fight 30 police executed Burned provincial council building and 4

police stations in city

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

2014 ISIS took Baiji burned down police station Took Dour district in Salahaddin

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Northern Front Stalemate In Salahaddin)

2014 Separate reports that Tikrit and Baiji had been freed by ISF proved false

2014 ISIS attack upon Samarra turned back by ISF

2014 ISIS spokesman Adnani said that group was going to attack Baghdad and overthrow


2014 US said it was sending Hellfire missiles light and medium weapons to aid Iraq PM Maliki later

claimed this didn’t happened

2014 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq said that it would defend Iraq and holy shrines Accused of kidnapping 53

Sunni men in Hillah Babil and executing them

(Musings On Iraq Interview Iran And Its Shiite Militias Mobilize In Iraq Interview With Phillip Smyth)

2014 Ammar Hakim said he was calling for volunteers to fight insurgency

2014 Sadr called for his Saraya al-Salam militia to protect Iraq’s shrines from insurgents

(Musings On Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr And Iraq’s Militia Mobilization)

2014 Militiamen took 137 men from Latifiya market south Baghdad 30 later found dead

2014 150 man Iranian Revolutionary Guard unit sent into Iraq to assist govt against insurgents

(Musings On Iraq Continued Collapse Of Iraqi Security Forces And Fighting In Baghdad Leads to Militia Mobilization And Arrival Of Iran)

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Mobilization In Iraq In The Face Of The Insurgent Surge)

(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)

2014 UNAMI warned that it didn't have funds to deal with displacement crisis caused by insurgency

2014 Rosneft said it would buy 1st oil tanker full of KRG oil KRG said it would keep all export

revenue Originally said it would share it with Baghdad due to dispute over budget

2015 Video showed US Special Forces taking part in firefight supporting Peshmerga in northern Iraq

vs IS

2015 Mutahidun MP complained parts of Diyala had been cleared of Sunnis and not allowed to

return for political reasons

2016 Anbar governor investigation found Hashd killed 49 men from Saqlawiya and Sjar and 643

others detained not seen again Was done by Kataib Hezbollah

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

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

(Musings On Iraq Missing 600 From Anbar’s Saqlawiya Finally Found Dead?)

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

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

2016 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq blamed for looting Baiji refinery after it was liberated

2017 KDP’s Hoshyar Zebari said KRG independence referendum would just be first step in

process followed by negotiations with Baghdad Said vote didn’t need any law by KRG parliament Parliament had been closed by KDP since Oct 2015

(Musings On Iraq What’s Next For Kurdistan After The Referendum?)

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

2017 Report Ransom Qatar paid for kidnapped hunting group ended up in Iran PM Abadi claimed

that Iraq kept the money

2017 Report 11 men found executed south of Mosul Some said IS members Others said were

civilians May group posted on Facebook names and addresses of IS families saying they should be killed imprisoned and houses burned

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 238 Jun 11 2017)

2018 Erdogan said Turkish military ops in Iraq would only end when terrorism ended meaning PKK

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

2019 Protests at Majnoon oil field and Fao both in Basra over jobs services and lack of


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

2020 PM Kazemi said border crossings run by outlaws Head of border crossings asked for

Counter Terror Forces to control crossings Units were sent to federally controlled crossings

2020 Report 2nd visit of Quds Force cmdr Gen Ghaani to Iraq Didn’t speak Arabic or have

relationships with Iraqis Apr Ghaani told Hashd they had to fund themselves and not rely upon Tehran for money because of economic crisis in Iran

2020 Amnesty Intl Report 643 displaced from Saqlawiya Anbar abducted by Hashd in 2016 still

missing Baghdad did investigation that led to nothing

2020 Report Activists accused political parties and Hashd for attacks Sadr called for end of

protests Activist in Baghdad kidnapped Another in Maysan assassinated Gang attacked protest square in Baghdad and burned some tents

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

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

2020 Govt arrested man accused of burning protest camps stabbing a person killing a man

threatening activists in Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq Will Iraq’s PM Follow Through With Promise To Punish Those That Attacked Protests?)

2021 Azm list head Khanjar Tweeted that displaced from Jurf al-Sakhr in Babil would return in

days Didn’t happen Was campaigning for election

View the Iraq History Timelines 

No comments:

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 17 Gen Bakr led Baathist coup overthrowing Arif govt

  869 Deposed Abbasid Caliph Mutazz executed by Turkish soldiers ( Musings On Iraq review when baghdad ruled the muslim...