12 October 2004 Events in Iraq
20:52 Fallujah. US airstrike in the eastern surburbs kill 10 Iraqis.
20:42 Fallujah. Marines and rebels clash. US drops 500-lb bomb.
20:20 Nassiriya. Portuguese soldier wounded in Nassiriya. Roadside bomb hits a MSU (Multinational Special Unit) on patrol composed of Portuguese Republican National Guard and Italian troops.
19:40 Baghdad. Employer staying on. Despite deal made with kidnappers to release hostages, the Turkish firm Vinsan will remain in Iraq, says CEO Ali Haydar Veziroglu.
19:38 Baghdad. Saddam undergoes surgury for hernia. Saddam operated on two weeks ago at Sina hospital.
18:33 Fallujah. Fires seen in al-Askari and in the city's industrial zone after US airstrike.
18:06 Paris. France will participate in Iraq conference. Jacques Chirac makes announcement in Hong Kong.
17:32 Washington. Rumsfeld requests more aid from NATO before January elections. Rumsfeld hopes offers of aid with the forthcoming in November's conference on Iraq. The US Secretary of Defense is attending a NATO conference of defense ministers in Rumania.
16:50 Warsaw. Poland has repatriated a total of 34 servicemen suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder since March 2003.
16:33 Baghdad. Caretaker government welcomes inspections. Iraqi Science and Technology Minister Rashad Omar says Iraq would welcome back UN nuclear weapons inspectors.
15:24 Baghdad. Execution video. Ansar al Sunna releases video depicting beheading of Iraqi informer.
15:23 London. British officials say Bigley remains unfound.
15:12 London Straw: Iraq War was was just. Jack Straw admits errors in intelligence reports but defends invasion.
14:40 Rome. Berlusconi: "I count on the wisdom of Mubarek for guidance". Mubarek on official visit to Rome.
14:24 Rome. Berlusconi and Mubarak: January elections in Iraq will not be postponed.
14:21 Rome. Berlusconi: Italian troops to remain in Iraq until democracy is restored.
11:57 Samarra. A man, a woman and a four year old child were killed in Samarra by a roadside bomb.
11:55 Baghdad. UK denies recovery of Bigley remains.
11:49 Baghdad. 150 Iranian prisoners released. 150 Iranians have been released and transported to Iran.
11:30 Ramadi. Sunni religious leader arrested. The leading Sunni cleric in al Anbar province, Abdel Aleem al-Saadi was arrested at his home in Ramadi together with his son. Another 6 people were arrested in various mosques. One Iraqi policeman and three civilians were wounded in the raids.
10:51 Baghdad. Bigley remains found near capital.
10:35 Basrah. British military command HQ close to blast. Bomb goes off 500 meters from HQ.
10:21 Riyadh. Al Arabiya TV threatened. Islamic Army accuses Al Arabiya of being the "microphone of the regime of traitors."
10:14 Najaf. Suspcted al Qaeda member arrested. Man with forged identity papers is arrested in Najaf.
10:13 Mossul. Official assassinated. A police official of the northern province of Nineveh, Abdul-Majid al-Antar, was killed by gunmen in the eastern part of the city. His bodyguards were unharmed.
09:46 Ramadi. Seven mosques raided. US troops raid mosques.
09:36 Baghdad. Ten Turkish hostages freed.
9:00 Andara. Kurd vows to defend Kurdish identity of Kirkuk. In Ankara, Massud Barzani vows to defend the Kurdish ethnic identity of Kirkuk but says other ethnicities will be protected.
08:45 Fallujah. US airstrikes kill 4. City bombed from midnight to 4:00 am.
07:37 Riyadh. Three killed in shootout with police.
07:23 Fallujah. Nocturnal US airstrikes. US bombs popular restaurant, al-Haj Hussein, killing four including two night watchmen. Another 6 persons including restaurant employees were wounded.
07:04 Baghdad. Sadr's militia turns in weapons in second day of arms collection.
07:00 Tokyo. Koizumi defends presence of Japanese troops in Iraq. Koizumi tells parliament that the action will bolster Japan's request for a seat on the UN Security Council.