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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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).

Sunday, October 10, 2004

10 October Events in Iraq

20:09 Doha. Al Jazeera, ten Turkish hostages released. The Salafist group Abu Baqr al-Siddiq Brigades releases ten Turkish hostages after employer agrees to quit Iraq.

18:41 Doha. Al Jazeera, report that ten Turkish hostages have been released.

17:18 Baghdad. Al Sadr militia has five days to surrender weapons. Iraqi national security advisor Kassim Daud makes announcement adding that the caretaker government will allocate $500 million to rebuilding Sadr city which has been heavily damaged by US troops.

17:16 Baghdad. Police academy bombing, 10 dead.

16:18 Baghdad. Al Zarqawi claims credit for dual attacks. Responsibility for the bombing of a police academy near the Oil Ministry which killed 17 people and a second bombing targeting a US convoy in the ayyun quarter killing a US serviceman was claimed by a group linked to al-Zarqawi.

15:22 Fallujah. Sheik Abdel Hamid Jaddu says a delegation of civic leaders representing Fallujah is on its way to Baghdad for negotiations with the Defense Minister.

15:21 Baghdad. Bomb targets police, US soldier killed. The bombing of a police training center near the Iraqi Oil Ministry in Baghdad's al-Rasafa quarter killed a US soldier, among other victims.

14:39 Baghdad. "Bigley attempted escape". Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari says Bigley was executed after a likely failed attempt at escape.

13:49 Al-Anbar. US soldier killed. A marine belonging to the 1st Expeditionary Corps was killed in al-Anbar province

13:03 Baghdad. Bigley pled for intervention by Blair moments before execution.

11:31 Baghdad. Carbombing kills civilians. Oil Ministry spokesman Assem Jihad says a nearby police training center was targeted.

11:25 Baghdad. Mortar rounds strike Green Zone.

11:22 Baghdad. Bombers target Iraqi Police Academy, killing 17.

10:16 Baghdad. Two Iraqis killed while placing bomb on the highway between Baghdad and Baquba.

10:15 Baghdad. Bomb hits Oil Ministry, killing 4.

10:12 Baghdad. Rumsfeld makes surprise visit to Iraq. Donald Rumsfeld arrived today at al-Asad airbase, near Haditha, 200 km northwest of Baghdad.


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