29 April 2004 Events in Iraq
18:07 Baghdad. AL KUBAYSI: "ITALIAN HOSTAGES TO BE RELEASED TO PEACE DELEGATION". Iraqi Patriotic Alliance party leader al Kubaysi announced that Italian hostages are to be released to a delegation of anti-imperialists and pacifists from Rome and not to the military or to embassy staff
17.26 Fallujah. WITNESSES SAY BOMBS FALL ON FALLUJAh shortly after agreement to pull back.
17.20 Fallujah. US WARPLANES RETURN TO BOMB FALLUJA. [What is this? A farewell bombing?]
17.16 Rome. ITALY AGREES WITH FRANCE ON TRANSFER OF POWERS. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini meets with Michel Barnier and agrees that Iraq must effectively have sovereignty [Note to Washington: You "lost" Italy.]
16.00 Paris. CHIRAC: "NO ENCOURAGING PROSPECTS ON THE HORIZON" that Iraq may actually get "real" sovereignty. France will approve Brahimi's proposals but is very skeptical that the US will adhere. [Chirac to Bush: Get real!]
14.50 Johannesburg. SOUTH AFRICA CONFIRMS: "ONE OF OUR NATIONALS KILLED IN BASRAH".
14.00 Washington. PENTAGON, 10 US SOLDIERS KILLED. 8 by carbomb, 1 by grenade and 1 by roadside bomb.
13.50 Fallujah. MARINES TO WITHDRAW TOMORROW.
13.30 Los Angeles. BOMBING THREATS AGAINST SHOPPING CENTERS.
12.55 Mahmoudiya. 8 US SOLDIERS KILLED in carbombing in Mahmoudiya, south of Bagdad.
12.55 Paris. CHIRAC: "THERE WILL BE NO UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION" on transfer of authority to Iraqis.
12.50 Baghdad. 1 US SOLDIER KILLED NORTH OF BAGHDAD.
12.30 Rome. ITALIANS DEMONSTRATE FOR RELEASE OF HOSTAGES. Labor union and peace activists demonstrate along with familty members near Vatican.
11.30 Baghdad. 1 US SOLDIER KILLED IN GRENADE ATTACK IN BAGHDAD.
11.25 Karbala. POLISH BASE IN KARBALA ATTACKED with anti-tank rocket.
11.10 Fallujah. AMERICANS SHOOT AT BUS and kill four civilians.
10.00 Najaf. US CHECKPOINT ATTACKED IN NAJAF. Anti-tank missiles aimed at US checkpoint.
09.00 Basrah. SOUTH AFRICAN KILLED IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING IN BASRAH
08.45 Baquba. Iraqi civilian killed, imprecise number of US troops wounded in bomb blast.
07.30 Nassiriya. CPA HEADQUARTERS ATTACKED.
07.00 Washington. NEW US DEPLOYMENTS. Tanks to arrive from Germany, reinforcements requested by the 1st Expeditionary Force (Marines) in Fallujah and the 1st Infantry Division (Army) in Tikrit.