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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Thursday, October 14, 2004

14 October 2004 Events in Iraq

22:46 Fallujah. US launches massive assault on city. Attack follows threat issued by Allawi.

19:06 Baghdad. Green Zone attack, 4 Americans and 6 Iraqis killed. The four Americans were private security guards

18:09 Baghdad. Fallujah delegation suspends talk. Talks end after Allawi issues threat of massive assault on the Fallujah.

18:02 Baghdad. Green Zone: at least four Americans dead. The four were employees of DynCorp. Two State Dept employees were injured.

17:31 Baghdad. US soldier dies in downtown Baghdad. Insurgents open fire on patrol. Earlier another US soldier was killed and 2 wounded by a roadsive bomb in east Baghdad.

17:14 Baghdad. Bombing in Green Zone, five killed. Five persons were killed and 18 wounded in Green Zone bombing.

17:11 Nassiriya. General Gargini visits Italian troops in Nassiriya. Italian Air Marshall Giampiero Gargini on a 2-day visit to the Italian encampment near Nassiriya.

16:59 Ottawa. Canada excludes sending troops to Iraq. Prime Minister Paul Martin says his country will not send troops to Iraq. Canada has donated $300 million towards reconstruction and will agree to train Iraqi forces.

16:58 Baghdad. Iraqi government: we will strike the terrorists whereever they are. [That's awfully bold for a "caretaker" government]. Iraqi Security Advisor Kassim Daoud threatens swift retribution.

16:52 Baghdad. Jordanian freed after ransom paid. Hisham Talab al-Ezzawas freed after $50 thousand ransom was paid.

16:49 Samarra. Two Turkish truck drivers and two Iraqis kidnapped. Two Turks and two Iraqis were taken hostage in separate incidents. The Turkish truck drivers were kidnapped near Samarra. Later in the day two Iraqi employees of the Transportation Ministry were kidnapped near the same location.

16:28 Baghdad. Iraq requests membership in the WTO.

15:51 Fallujah. US airstrike kills 5 dead and wounds 16.

15:46 Baghdad. Zarqawi claims credit for Green Zone bombing.

15:31 Baghdad. Al Yawar: "Scheduled elections may be postponed." Iraqi President tells newspaper Asharq al Awsat that election date may slip.

14:55 Baghdad. US soldier killed by bomb. One US soldier is killed and two wounded in east Baghdad.

14:39 Baghdad. Two Americans killed in Green Zone.

14:05 Fallujah. US airstrike kills 3.

13:47 Baghdad. Suicide bombing in Green Zone.

13:25 Baghdad. Beheading of Turkish hostage shown on Internet.

13:21 Baquba. Two Army officers assassinated. General Nadhim Flayeh Mohsin and Col. Imad Awad are assassinated.

13:18 Baghdad. Green Zone bombing: casualties.

13:09 Fallujah. US airstrike destroys house. Victims are among rubble.

13:07 London. UK freezes assets of Thawid Wal Jihad, [As if they had a bank account in London].

12:55 Samarra. Two turks and two Iraqis kidnapped outside Samarra.

12:53 Baghdad. Green Zone bombing, 8 are dead.

12:40 Fallujah. Two US airstrikes on city.

12:22 Baghdad. A judge and a journalist assassinated. Russafa district court judge Abdelamir Kahdem al-Chommri was killed as he left his home in east Baghdad. TV journalist Dina Mohammed Hassan of TV station Al-Hurriya based in Kurdistan was also slain in front of her home in a separate incident

11:45 Baghdad. Green Zone bombing.

11:27 Baghdad. 15 Iraqi soldiers killed. 15 Iraqi National Guardsmen were killed last night at their post in the town of Qaim near the Syrian border.


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