5 October 2005 Events in Iraq
23:09 Fallujah. Allawi vows to wipe resistance out as US airstrikes continue.
21:18 Baghdad. US offensive southwest of Baghdad. Thirty insurgents arrested
20:36 Ramadi. Roadside bomb hits US convoy, wounding one soldier and seven Iraqi civilians.
19:06 Baghdad. Allawi: "We'll do everything possible for Ken Bigley".
17:59 Baghdad. Allawi meets with Jack Straw.
17:29 Dublin. Irish government issues passport for Bigley.
17:19 Washington. Bremer makes revelation. Paul Bremer says US has an insufficient number of troops in Iraq.
17:14 Paris. Chirac: Plea for national unity to save French hostages.
16:54 Hilla. Two guerrillas die in assault on police station. 4 policemen wounded.
16:48 Baghdad. Allawi, foreign troops to stay until calm is restored
16:39 New York. Wall Street Journal reports that Saddam paid kickbacks to oil inspector. Saddam paid a $104,000 kickback to a Dutch inspector in Oil for Food program.
16:28 Strasbourg. Forum of Pacifist Legislators adopts platform for an international peace conference on Iraq.
15:42 Washington. Rumsfeld: "I was misunderstood on my statements concerning Saddam and Al Qaeda."
14:56 Kirkuk. Two beheaded corpses found. Ali Hussein, Iraqi military advisor to the USA, and Taha Abdullah, base employee, were found decapitated
14:50 Baghdad. Allawi announces "new plan" to end violence.
14:17 Paris. Raffarin shows video of hostages. French PM Jean Pierre Raffarin shows video confirming French hostages were alive on 22 September.
14:16 Mosul. Three civilians killed by gunfire. Carbomb targets US convoy in Yarmuk quarter, US troops fire in direction of blast and kill three civilians.
14:12 Ramadi. Carbomb hits US convoy and kills 2, wounds 4. All were Iraqi civilians.
13:49 Baghdad. Million dollar ransom asked for Jordanian. Kidnappers of Mohamnmad al-Ezza want money within 72 hours.
13:05 Paris. Raffarin: "Process to free French hostages interrupted". French PM says negotiations suspended.
12:36 Baghdad. British hostage: Son of Muammar Gheddafi to help with release.
11:32 Erbil. Unannounced visit of Jack Straw to Kurdistan. British FM meets with Jalal Talabani.
11:02 Baghdad. One dead, twenty wounded in mortar attack. Mortar fire targeting the Iraqi Passport Office in Baghdad results in casualties.
10:57 Mosul. Three beheaded corpses found in northern Iraq. All three were Iraqis.
10:44 Baghdad. Mortar fire targets Oil Ministry. No victims or damage.
07:43 Baghdad. US soldier dies when convoy struck by blast. Convoy hit on highway outside capital.
07:42 Washington. Rumsfeld makes admission that there is "no link between Saddam and Osama bin Laden"
07:41 Baghdad. Al Sadr pleads for release of French hostages.