15 September 2004 Events in Iraq
21:36 Nassiryia. Italians find weapons cache, arrest 15 suspects.
20:56 Al-Anbar. Marine killed in al-Anbar Province
19:32 Baghdad. 300 Iraqi prisoners released from Abu Ghraib by US forces.
17:06 Algiers. Algerian NGOs plead for liberation of Italian hostages. 45 Algerian NGOs call for unconditional release of Italian hostages Simona Torretta and Simona Pari.
16:28 Rome. Frattini: "The US had heard our message". Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini tells US that civilian lives must be spared.
14:48 Baquba. Homemade bomb detonates in Baquba, 4 police officers killed. A homemade roadside bomb kills 4 Iraqi police.
14:40 Baghdad. Ulema Committee: "We never spoke of hostage release in 48 hours. A spokesman for the Sunni Ulema in Iraq says "someone is playing with the fate of the Italian hostages."
14:17 Rome. Center for the Study of Terrorism: "NGOs are viewed as intelligence-gathering institutions" Italian terrorism expert Maurizio Calvi says NGOs may be viewed as propagandists for the West and observers for Western intelligence services.
13:37 Al-Anbar. Marine killed in Al Anbar province.
12:19 Balad. Decapitated victims executed 5 days ago. A doctor in Balad says discovered corpses are 5 days old.
11:53 Balad. Decapitated victims are likely Iraqi Arabs. Three decapitated corpses discovered in Dujail, 60 km a nord of Baghdad, are not Westerners.
11:49 Baghdad. Car bomb south of Bagdad, two dead. Two are dead and ten are wounded in detonation of car bomb in Essaouira, 40 km south of Bagdad.
11:43 Baghdad. Abu Ghraib, 750 prisoners released. US forces release 750 of more than 2,000 Iraqi prisoners incarcerated in Abu Ghraib.
11:27 Baghdad. Three corpses discovered. Three bodies wrapped in plastic with Arabic and Turkish tatoos are discovered north of Baghdad
11:23 Rome. D'Alema: "Stop the bombing". Italian politician Massimo D'Alema demands an end to bombing of Iraqi cities and towns.
11:22 Ramadi Clashes in Ramadi: casualties reported. Ten are dead and six are wounded in battles between US troops and insurgents.
11:03 Baghdad. Jordanian company quits Iraq. A Jordanian transportation firm ceases business in Iraq following the kidnapping of one of its employees.
10:12 Baghdad. Street protests supporting Italian hostages. Approximately one hundred men, women and children march from Paradise Plaza to the Palestine Hotel to protest kidnapping of Italian hostages.
10:11 Canberra. Australia dispatches investigation team. Canberra sends a team to investigate the kidnapping of two Australian security guards in Samarra.