25 September 2004 Events in Iraq
21:58 Falllujah. Deathtoll rises. Hospital sources says seven are dead and 11 wounded following US airstrike on Fallujah.
21:14 Fallujah. Airstrike on Fallujah : 3 dead, 11 wounded.
21:12 Rome. Italian hostage crisis in "delicate" stage. Simona Pari and Simona Torretta are still held hostage in Iraq, say Italian intelligence officials.
20:51 Fallujah. New US airstrikes. US bombs the al-Julan residential quarter.
20:25 Baghdad. US soldier sentenced for murder. A US soldier gets 30 years in prison for the murder of a 30-year old Iraqi National Guardsman in a US base in Ad Dawr.
19:44 Baghdad. Powerful explosion.
19:06 Baghdad. Swedish national released. A Swedish citizen of Iraqi origin, Abbas Ridha, has been released by kidnappers.
19:01 London. Blair: "For Bigley we shall do everything." Britian will do everything possible to free Kenneth Bigley" says Britain's Sky News.
18:51 Baghdad. Bigley executed. At 19:18 local time in Iraq, Ken Bigley is executed.
18:36 Cairo. Muslim Brotherhood pleads for release of Egyptian hostages. Mohamed Mahdi Akef, spokesman for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, pleads for release of fellow citizens kidnapped in Iraq.
16:59 Baghdad. Bounty placed on Italians and Americans. Boston Globe reporter Steve Casteel says bounties are being offered by insurgents for Italian and US citizens in Iraq.
16:34 Baghdad. Court martial for female Abu Ghraib prison guard. Lynndie England, eight months' pregnant, will be court-martialed for her role in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. England is 21 years old.
16:31 Kuwait City. Italian ambassador says hostages are alive. Italian Ambassador to Kuwait, Vincenzo Prati, says Italian hostages are alive.
16:04 Washington. Bush, "Our problems are caused by brutal insurgents. US President George W. Bush says insurgents are the source of all problems in Iraq in his Saturday address.
15:05 Baghdad. New escalaton: 20 dead in a matter of hours. Twenty are dead including 5 Americans in clashes in Iraq.
14:39 Baghdad. US soldier killed by mine. A US soldier was killed by a roadside mine near Baghdad.
14:26 Cairo. Egypt pleads for hostage release.
13:00 London. UK denies capture of British soldiers.
12:08 Baghdad. Raid on Baghdad mosque. US forces attack the Sunni Ibn Taymia Mosque claiming hidden arms inside. Nothing was found. Sheik Mahdi al-Sumaidaei declares action a provocation.
12:01 London. Website is unreliable. UK Foreign Minister Jack Straw says 'alezah.com', is not to be taken seriously.
11:45 Baghdad. British hostage executed. The internet website "alaezah.com" issues communique saying Kenneth Bigley has been executed.
11:42 Baghdad. Oil Ministry attacked. Mortars and RPGs hit Iraqi Oil Ministry in Baghdad.
09:32 Baghdad. Seven Iraqi National Guard volunteers killed. Commando attacks a car carrying National Guard recruits
09:27 Baghdad. Three marines killed in seperate incidents west of Baghdad.
08:34 Baquba. Iraqi official assassinated. An Iraqi police captain was killed in Baquba while travelling in a taxi. The driver was seriously wounded.
07:51 Fallujah. US airstrike on Fallujah; woman and children killed. US airstrikes hit the Dhubat residential quarter of Fallujah.