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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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 21, 2004

21 October 2004 Events in Iraq

03:30 Fallujah. Eight dead and two wounded in US airstrike.

01:08 Washington. Reserves training unit to be sent to Iraq. A unit of the reserves specialized in training will be deployed to Iraq in December. This is the first time the unit has been deployed abroad. They will train Iraqi troops.

16:04 London. UK to move troops to US sector. 850 men of the 1st Black Watch Battalion will be moved to the Sunni Triangle inside the US sector.

16:00 Baghdad: Ivan 'Chip' Frederick gets 8 years. Sgt. Frederick is court-martialed and sentenced to 8 years in prison for his role in the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. Frederick says he will appeal.

15:00 Baghdad. Hope for release of Margaret Hassan.

14:00 Baghdad. Three killed. Two Iraqi national guardmen and one woman were killed in a drive-by shooting by unknown assailants.

13:00 Baquba. Two dead. Two Iraqi national guardsmen were killed by a home-made bomb in downtown Baquba.

09:30 Baghdad. Airport bus attacked, 4 dead. A group of armed men attacked an bus carrying ground crew to Baghdad Airport killing four and wounding several others, including the bus driver.

08:00 Baghdad. The trial of Sgt. Cardenas Alban opens. Sgt. Cardenas Alban of the US 1st Cavalry Division is on trial for the premeditated murder of an Iraqi civilian. His accomplice, Sergeant Johnny Horne, will be tried at a later date.


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