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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

13 October 2004 Events in Iraq

19:51 Rome. Schroeder: Iraq? Never! The German position has not changed; we shall not send troops to Iraq. assures German Chancellor Gerard Schroeder today in Rome.

19:39 Dubai. Video of Iraqi intelligence agent. A video showing the exeuction of an Iraqi intelligence agent by 'Tawhid wal Jihad' was broadcast by Al Arabiya TV in Dubai. The executioners displayed the victim's ID card.

19:09 Baghdad. Two blasts heard in downtown area.

18:18 Rome. NATO informal summit. Instructors before the end of the year. NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says troop instructors to be deployed to Iraq by the end of 2004.

17:54 Mossul. Two US soldiers killed in carbombing.

17:45 Ramadi. Clashes kiil 6 and wound 33.

17:17 Ottawa. Naomi Klein, US cheats Iraq over debt. James Baker, tapped by Bush as debt negotiator for Iraq, is a shareholder in the Carlyle Group which is seeking to recover $180 million in debt from Iraq.

16:28 Paris. Chirac, Iraq conference must discuss all issues of Iraq crisis. Jacques Chirac says planned conference must discuss all issues and invite all parties.

16:13 Washington. Nuclear weapons, inspectors ready to return to Iraq. IAEA is prepared to resume inspections in Iraq, says US spokesman Mark Gwozdecky.

15:27 Teheran. Iraq Reconstruction: Iran pledges $10 million in aid.

15:22 Baghdad. Two South African workers killed. Johan Botha, 37, and Louis Campher, 43, both working for an construction company south of Baghdad, were killed.

14:54 Baghdad. Web, two Iraqi intelligence agents beheaded by Thawid Wal Jihad.

14:52 Baghdad. Allawi: give up al-Zarqawi or we attack Fallujah. Allawi expects insurgents to turn over al-Zarqawi.

14:31 Mosul. Carbomb targets US convoy. Casualties reported.

13:53 Erbil. US troops uncover mass grave with remains of Kurds.

13:50 Rome. Schroeder: Germany will not send troops to Iraq.

13:41 Baghdad. Two Lebanese hostages freed, reports employer.

13:18 Baghdad. Bomb kills US soldier. Us soldier killed at dawn by mortar shell.

13:13 Rome. Blair: "The was was just; I shall not apologize"

13:06 Paris. Raffarin: "French reporters still alive." French PM Jean-Pierre Raffarin says contacts renewed for negotiation of release.

08:24 Baghdad. Three US troops killed in blast. Roadside bomb goes off as convoy passes.


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