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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Friday, October 08, 2004

8 October 2004 Events in Iraq

23:00 Baghdad. A US soldier wounded 1 October by homemade bomb expires.

22:22 Ramadi. Red Crescent says bombers made video of blast.

21:35 Ramadi. Red Crescent offices bombed. Insurgent blew up Red Crescent offices in Ramadi. Four are wounded.

19:25 Baghdad. Allawi condemns Bigley beheading.

19:10 London. Straw, Britain tried to save hostage. Straw says Britain had exchanged messages with the kidnappers of Kenneth Bigley.

18:56 London. Straw confirms execution of Bigley.

18:49 Rome. Bigley execution. Berlusconi sends message to Blair

18:42 London. Bigley execution. Family views beheading video.

18:06 London. Brother of Bigley: "Blair has blood on his hands". "Tony Blair has blood on his hands.", says Paul Bigley

17:38 London. UK Muslims condemn Bigley execution. Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary-General of the Council of Muslims of Great Britain, condemns beheading of Kenneth Bigley.

17:01 Rome. Ciampi, Bigley beheading was barbarous act. Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi condemns execution of UK hostage.

16:48 Baghdad. Tawhid wal Jihad: "No reponse from Blair". Kenneth Bigley was beheaded by Tawhid wal Jihad because Tony Blair refused to negotiate.

16:16 London. Bigley family awaits official notification. The brothers of British engineer Ken Bigley await official confirmation of execution.

15:59 Kirkuk. A US soldier is killed just south of Kirkuk.

15:46 London. Patricia Hewitt says beheading of Bigley not confirmed. Commerce and Industry Minister Patricia Hewitt says Bigley beheading not confirmed.

14:20 Fallujah. Bigley beheaded.

14:19 Fallujah. Rebel sources confirm execution of Bigley

13:54 London. Sky TV reports Bigley is executed.

13:49 London. Paul Bigley: "I haven't been informed. I remain optimistic"

13:45 London. UK officials investigate news of Bigley beheading.

13:31 Abu Dhabi TV: "Bigley executed"

10:19 Nassiriya. Romanians fire on Italians. Two Italian soldiers were wounded in friendly fire from Romanian troops.

09:57 Iraqi government accepts Sadr peace proposal.

09:19 Kirkuk. Police official assassinated.

09:00 Fallujah: US airstrike kills 11 civilians.


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