8 May 2005 Events in Iraq
16:45 Nassiriya. ITALIAN CARABINIERI ARREST ONE PERSON
16:00 Karbala. SHI'ITES OF KARBALA DECIDE TO RESIST USA Hamza al-Taai confirms US attack underway. They want to destroy us, but God willing, they will not be successful. We will defend Karabala with our lives.
14:36 Karbala. CENTER OF HOLY CITY SURROUNDED.
13:38 Karbala. POLISH SOLDIER IN KARBALA DIES IN ROAD ACCIDENT, NOT COMBAT. Soldier dies in headon collision with truck.
13:15 Rome. ITALIAN VICE PREMIER FINI: ITALY NOT AWARE OF TORTURE.
11:40 Baghdad. VIOLENT EXPLOSION IN CAPITAL. In vicinity of Green Zone.
11:01 Basrah. 3 IRAQIS DEAD, 3 BRITISH SOLDIERS WOUNDED. Another 4 civilians wounded in shootout between British troops and locals.
09:51 Baquba. IRAQIS KILLED IN BOMBING NORTH OF BAGHDAD. A bomb targeting police official Muayyad Ayid killed 3 Iraqi and injured 4 in Habhab, near Baquba.
08:30 Amara. CLASHES IN AMARA. 3 killed and 10 wounded during clash with British troops.
08:00 Basrah. CLASHES IN BASRAH. Violent clashes between locals and British troops at dawn.