4 October 2004 Events in Iraq
23:59 Baghdad. Nighttime battles in Sadr City. AC-130 gunships fire on residential quarter.
23:20 Kirkuk. Decapitated was 24 years old. Body found at Shorgat al-Zab, 80 km west of the city. Tahr Khodr Abdallah was considered to be a US informer.
22:33 Samarra: 42 foreign fighters captured. 18 Egyptians, 18 Sudanese and one Tunisian were captured in Samarra. It appears that Iraqi forces let rebels escape from the joint assault with US troops.
21:30 Washington. Rumsfeld: "The coalition continues to evolve"
18:32 Baghdad. Execution of Iraqi and Turk. A Salafist group, the Abu Bakr al-Seddiq Brigades, has claimed responsibility for the execution of hostages Ayad Anwar Wali and Yalmaz Dabja.
17:30 Baghdad, two US soldiers killed. Soldiers killed while on guard duty at checkpoint.
16:25 Mosul. Carbomb targets US convoy, one US soldier wounded.
16:16 Baghdad. Hostages: Indonesian women freed. Istiqomah binti Misnad and Novitasari binti Sugito, both from eastern Java, have been released.
16:04 Rome. Wali is executed. Italian authorities confirm that Ayad Anwar Wali, an Italian resident of Iraqi origin, has been executed by his captors.
15:41 Rome. Wali execution, family distraught. The execution of Ayad Anwar Wali, a 43 year-old contractor residing near Venice, has been confirmed.
15:33 Rome. Wali execution video. AFP has received a video in which an insurgent group takes credit for execution of Ayad Anwar Wali, 44, and Yalmaz Dabja, 33, a Turkish national. Group says the pair were spies, had contacts with Israeli intelligence and sought to purchase uranium and to assassinate Jalal Talabani, PUK leader.
15:22 Mosul. Ayad Anouar Wali executed.
13:06 Paris. French hostages: Cabinet to meet. Premier Jean-Pierre Raffarin presides over ministerial meeting.
12:05 Mosul. Carbomb explodes near elementary school. Bombing kills two children and three adults.
11:49 Baquba. General assassinated, bystander killed. Child is killed by shrapnel from explosion targeting Iraqi general.
11:47 Baghdad. 4 die near the Baghdad Hotel. 4 are killed and 20 wounded in a first explosion near recruiting station for Iraqi security forces.
11:02 Ramadi. Two Iraqis killed when homemade bomb detonates.
10:36 Paris. French MP: Contact lost with hostages. Conservative MP Didier Julia says he has lost contact with French hostages.
10:35 Baghdad. Blast in downtown kills one and wounds 12.
10:29 Baquba. One dead and seven wounded in blast in Baquba
10:27 Baghdad. Bomb goes off near downtown hotels. District is cordoned off.
09:46 Baghdad. Bigley traded to second group of insurgents. Sky News reports that Kenneth Bigley is now in the hands of a second insurgent group.
09:42 Warsaw. Poland will withdraw troops in 2005. Polish Defense Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski announces end of mission.
09:30 Baghdad. 10 die in Green Zone blast. Ten are dead and 76 wounded in carbombing near Iraqi army recruiting station.
09:27 Fallujah. Women and children killed in US airstrike. 11 die and 14 are wounded.
09:14 Baghdad. Science and Technology Ministry officials assassinated. Ikhlas Ghalib and his assistant Thamer Abdellatif were assassinated in the al-Qhadeer quarter of Baghdad.
08:50 Baghdad. 8 dead, 50 wounded in Green Zone bombing.
08:44 Baghdad. Powerful blast in downtown Bagdad. Explosion occurs near the hotels Sheraton and Palestine.
08:16 Fallujah. US airstrike kills 11.
08:01 Baghdad. Carbombing in Green Zone.
07:23 Fallujah. Two die and nine are wounded in US airstrike on the city.