Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Saturday, April 24, 2004

24 April 2004 Events in Iraq

Ransom. 3 Italian hostages still not released. Earlier in the week it was rumored that Berlusconi had paid a ransom.

Baghdad. Mortar hits crowded market in Sadr City. 14 dead, 36 wounded.

Fallujah. House in city hit by 3 artillery shells. One child killed, 2 others wounded.

Haswah. Bomb misses US convoy in Haswa, hits bus and kills 14, wounds 12.

Al-Kut. 2 US soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Kut.

Karbala. Poles kill 5 Sadr militiamen.

Baghdad. US troops open fire on car in Sadr city and set it on fire, killing a father and mortally wounding his 3 daughters.

Tikrit. Carbomb in Tikrit killing 4 Iraqi policemen.

Fallujah. Marine dies from wounds received in Fallujah.


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