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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Saturday, October 16, 2004

16 October 2004 Events in Iraq

23:27 Baghdad. Internet, 11 Iraqi soldiers beheaded. A group linked to Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi has announced the beheading of 11 Iraqi National Guard and police.

22:46 Baghdad. US helicopters collide. Two US military helicopers collided and crashed near Baghdad. Two soldiers are dead and another two wounded.

22:21 Baghdad. US troops surveyed, "We are not enough" The majority of US soldiers deployed to Iraq believe that the Bush administration has deployed an insufficient number of troops to Iraq according to University of Pennsylvania Annenberg poll.

22:12 Fallujah. US attacks city. A column of US tanks was seen on an access highway just outside the city.

22:11 Ramadi. Carbomb wounds US soldier. Carbomb targets US convoy between Fallujah and Ramadi.

22:09 Baghdad. Al Zarqawi capture denied.

15:38 Qaim. Three US soldiers killed by carbomb. A carbomb targeting a US patrol in Qaim province in western Iraq kills three US troops and one civilian

14:16 Qaim. Four killed on Syrian border. Mortar fire hits the city of Qaim.

11:41 Baquba. Three Iraqis killed. A roadside bomb kills three in Baquba.

11:17 Baghdad. 19 US soldiers refuse mission; inquest is opened

09:52 Kirkuk. Kurdish official assassinated in Kirkuk. Education official assassinated by unknown gunmen in Kirkuk.

09:35 Baghdad. RPG hits Baghdad hotel. An RPG hit the parking lot of the luxury 5-star Hotel Mansour. The blast shattered windows.

09:32 Baghdad. Mortar hits hospital. The Ibn el-Bitar Hospital reports one dead.
09:08 Mossul. US soldier killed by carbomb. A Task Force Olympia soldier was killed by a roadside bomb.

08:25 Baghdad. 5 churches bombed. The following churches were bombed: Mar Yusuf (St. Joseph), Mar Yaqub (St. James), Mar Girgis (St. George), Mar Rum (St. Roman's) and Mar Toma (St. Thomas). Most of the structures were Assyrian, Chaldean and Roman Catholic.


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