26 September 2004 Events in Iraq
21:29 London. Paul Bigley: "I have been informed that my brother is alive". Paul Bigley, brother of hostage Kenneth Bigley, says he has information that his brother is alive.
20:00 London. Paul Bigley: "Something is about to happen". Paul BIgley has stated that "something is about to happen" having to do with his brother.
19:53 Baghdad. US authorities: Elections will happen in most of the country. General John Abizaid says most Iraqi voters will go to the polls in January.
19:11 London. "Bigley is alive". Islamist Yasser Al Serr, Director of the 'Islamic Observation Centre in the UK, says Bigley is alive.
18:53 Ramadi. Four dead in fighting between rebels and US troops.
17:53 Karachi. Wanted terrorist arrested. Pakistan says Daniel Pearl's assassin has been arrested.
17:07 London. Greek airliner makes emergency landing. Olymipic Airline flight from Athens to New York lands in Stansted escorted by RAF jet fighters.
16:56 Rome. Decapitation video. RAI News 24 (Italy) has received a videocassette showing the decapitation of a 50 year-old Westerner claimed to be a CIA agent.
16:42 Rome. Western hostage decapiated. RAI News 24 (Italy) has a video of a beheading.
15:50 Falllujah. Two carbombs in Fallujah. US and Iraqi soldiers are wounded.
15:20 Washington. Powell: "Insurrection is worsening"
13:42 London. Cat Stevens pleads for release of Bigley. Stevens asked Tawhid wa al Jihad to perform an acti of piety and demonstrate the justice and mercy taught by Islam.
13:06 London. Blair: Syria and Iran must patrol borders. Tony Blair warns Iraqi neighbors to stay out of Iraqi politics.
13:01 Baghdad. Controlled explosion in downtown area.
12:38 Latifiya. Ten dead in tanker truck attack. Ten people die in rebel attack on fuel convoy in Latifiya. At least 26 are wounded.
12:02 Fallujah. 15 die in US airstrike.
11:47 Dubai. Al-Arabia: Al-Zawahri claims credit in death of Frenchman. Ansar al Zawahri claims responsibiity for the shooting of a French diplomat in Jeddah in revenge for the death of Abu Anas al Shani, a leader of al-Tawhid wal jihad.
10:47 Riyadh: Killing of Frenchman a "terrorist act." The assassination of a French citizen in Jeddah is condemed as a terrorist attack by Riyadh. He worked for the Thomson company.
10:40 Cairo. Hostages: Egyptian firm pays ransom. The Egyptian telecommunications group Orascom will pay a ransom to release its employees.
10:33 Baghdada. Iraqi general arrested for links to rebels. General Taleb Abdelgaith al Lahibi was arrested by US forces on 23 September.
10:06 Baghdad. US missile hits commercial area. 1 dead. A US missile hits Karrada street, destroying 2 cars and wounded several passers-by.
09:00 Kuwait City. Italian hostages are well. Kuwaiti daily Al Rai al Aam, says Italian hostage are well but suffering psychologically.
08:13 Fallujah. Nth bombing of a Zarqawi hide-out: 8 dead. US airstrike kills 8 in Fallujah.