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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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, May 29, 2004

29 May 2004 Events in Iraq

15.32 Kufa. CLASHES IN KUFA, DOZENS OF MILITIAMEN KILLED AND NINE CIVILIANS WOUNDED. [Making the people you liberated die for your occupation--Nur]

14.44 Rome. ITALY: FUNERAL OF MURDERED ITALIAN MERCENARY QUATTROCCHI; MAYOR OF GENOA REFUSES TO ATTEND FUNERAL. [The right wing says he died for Italy, the left wing says he died for a fistful of dollars--Nur.]

10.58 Baghdad. SCIRI SAYS SADR'S MEN ARE BAATHISTS AND TERRORISTS Qassem al Hashimi, leader of SCIRI, says Sadr's militia is full of ex-Ba'athists [Wow. Outrageous lie--Nur]

10.43 Teheran. 2,500 VOLUNTEERS READY TO DIE FOR IRAQ AND JERUSALEM. 2,500 sign up for suicide missions says newspaper Al Sharq [This has got to be disinformation--Nur].

10.14 Baghdad. MORTAR HITS CPA HEADQUARTERS IN BAGHDAD. Four wounded, one seriously.

10.05 Washington IRAQ: GUANTANAMO `EXPERTS' SPENT 90 DAYS IN ABU GHRAIB. A team of experts in interrogation methods from Guantanamo were ordered to Iraq in fall 1993 to train military intelligence members in Abu Ghraib.


09.01 Kirkuk. GENERAL AND FAMILY MASSACRED. General Saber Mohammed Saber killed along with his family.

09.00 Kufa. CLASHES IN KUFA.


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