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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Sunday, November 14, 2004

14 November 2004 Events in Iraq

21:34 Fallujah. 38 US soldier killed and 275 wounded in 7-day operation.

21:24 Kirkuk. Four oilwellls set ablaze. Four wells were set ablaze in the Al Khabaza oilfields.

20:44 Mosul. US and Iraqi troops control strategic positions. US and Iraqi troops regained control of positions lost to insurgents after 2-hour battle.

19:24 Baghdad. Allawi relatives released. The 75 year-old wife of a cousin of Iyad Allawi and her daughter-in-law have been released by their kidnappers.

18:57 Baghdad. Explosions in Green Zone. Column of smoke seen rising from the west bank of the Tigris.

18:04 Baghdad. Airport to reopen tomorrow.

17:54 Fallujah. US command denies humanitarian assistance to Fallujah. US troops deny permission to Red Crescent convoy to relieve Fallujah.

16:59 Baghdad. Powerful blasts in capital. Blasts rock hotel district near office of the NY Times.

16:00 Fallujah. Decapitated bodies discovered. The bodies of 10 decapitated Iraqi soldiers were strewn along the banks of the Euphrates.

15:59 Fallujah. 31 US troops die in Fallujah.

15:12 Mosul. Insurgents take over police stations.

14:52 Paris. French hostages are in a secure area. French PM Jean-Pierre Raffarin says kidnapped French reporters are safe.

13:55 Baiji. US launches offensive on Baiji. US troops fired rockets at rebel positions, as helicopters fire at homes.

13:21 Fallujah. Humanitarian convoy may not enter Fallujah. Marines stop humanitarian relief convoy.

12:54 Mosul. US retakes control of Mosul but clashes continue.

12:44 Fallujah. Humanitarian assisstance denied. Concern grows as thousands inside the city lack food and water.

11:51 Fallujah. Five days required for house-to-house searches. Marines to search Fallujah homes.

11:40 Fallujah. More than 1200 guerrillas killed in Fallujah.

11:23 Fallujah. Body of woman found in street, eaten by dogs. A women with blonde hair was found dead; embracing couple also found dead.

11:04 Al-Dur. 5 Iraqis killed in attack on US patrol. A US patrol in Al-Dur is targeted by a roadside bomb. Panicked soldiers kill 5 civilians. Three were members of the same family.

10:42 Baghdad. Communist Party leader killed. Waddah Hassan Abdel Amir was killed in a highway ambush.

10:41 Fallujah. Mutilated body of a woman found. The corpse of a woman missing arms and legs was found in Fallujah.

09:18 Fallujah. Intense fighting in Fallujah. 80 Iraqi insurgents resist US forces using bombs and RPGs.

09:16 Washington. "The entire city of Fallujah is occupied.", reports US media.

09:15 Fallujah. 38 marines die, 13 wounded in Fallujah operation.

09:14 Fallujah. Guerrillas offering resistance. Insurgents continue resistance in Fallujah.

09:13 Washington. Rumsfeld: Fallujah offensive terminated.


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