26 April 2004 Events in Iraq.
16.00 Fallujah. ITALIAN RED CROSS enters Fallujah bringing in food supplies, water and medicine.
15.50 Fallujah. US SOLDIER killed during gunbattle with guerrillas.
15.45 Diwaniya. ATTACK ON SPANISH PATROL, 5 IRAQIS KILLED near Diwaniya, two other Iraqis taken prisoner.
15.30 Warsaw. POLAND, THE USA IS NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR NAJAF AND KADISSIYA.
15.10 Fallujah. 10 MARINES WOUNDED IN GUNBATTLE WITH GUERRILLAS.
14.00 Baghdad. ARAB MERCENARIES. Muaffak al Rubai, Iraq Security Minister, says he's interviewed Turks, Moroccans and Syrians in Abu Gharib prison who claim they were hired to fight the foreigners in Iraq.
13.10 Warsaw. POLAND REDUCES CONTINGENT BY 4,000
12.55 Baghdad. TROOPS IN IRAQ. Australia and Great Britain to supply troops to replace those withdrawn by other Coalition partners. Tbilisi will send another 350 troops to Tikrit.
12.45 Baghdad. CHEMICAL WAREHOUSE EXPLODES, 2 Americans killed.
12.15 Najaf. US TROOPS ENTER CITY.
11.40 Baghdad. NEGOCIATIONS BEGIN WITH EX BA'ATHIST LEADERS HELD IN PRISON. 2500 ex-Ba'athist to be released.
10.43 Tokyo. JAPANESE HOSTAGES TO PAY FEES AND PENALTIES. "It's their fault that they were kidnapped", says Japanese Government. The three will pay fees and penalities for violating a government warning to avoid Fallujah. [I wish we'd do this to the US missionaries].
09.50 Fallujah. GUNBATTLE IN CITY. Heavy machinegun fire heard.
09.45 Baghdad. IRAQ GETS NEW FLAG. Crescent moon on baby blue field, with one yellow stripe and 2 blue lines.
09.20 Basrah. OIL TERMINAL BACK IN SERVICE. Oil Minister Mohammad Bahr al-Uloum announces loading activities are back to normal.
09.05 Basrah. BRITISH SOLDIER WOUNDED as bomb explodes near his convoy.