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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

5 October 2005 Events in Iraq

23:57 Washington. Pentagon sued for not publising images of coffins. A US university professor sues the Pentagon for the release of images of returning KIA.

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.


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