27 November Events in Iraq
19:35 Samarra: Two abushes, three are dead. An Iraqi truck driver transporting supplies for the US military was killed by gunshot near a US base. Two Iraqi national guardmen were killed near a highway checkpoint near Balad.
18:35 Chirac pleads for release of French hostages. Jacques Chirac, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, makes plea to kidnappers of reporters Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot for their release.
17:28 Baghdad. Blast kills three police. A roadside bomb in the Dora quarter of Baghdad kills three Iraqi police.
16:34 Elections: Saddam may vote but may not run for office. Abdel Hussein Alhindawi, Chairman of the Elections Commission, says in theory Saddam Hussein could vote on 30 January.
15:05 Nassiriya, 9 terrorists arrested. Nine suspected terrorists were arrested in Suq ash Shuyukh, 20 km from Nassiriya in a raid by Iraqi police.
14:39 Shi'ites, any delay in elections is inacceptable. A religious spokesman says Iraq's Shi'a population will not accept a postponement of the January elections.
14:19 Mossul: more corpses discovered. 17 mutiliated or beheaded bodies were found along remote mule paths near Mossul.
14:07 Fallujah, two marines killed.
13:36 Government rejects petition to postpone elections. Government spokesman Thaer al Naqib says there will be no change in election date.
13:33 Party of Prime Minister Allawi petitions for delayed elections. Iraqi National Accord was one the the petitioners for a new election date.
13:10 Guerrilla raids near Baquba. Guerrillas conducted three simultaneous raids targeting US forces and local troops in Khalis, near Baquba, north of Baghdad using RPGs and AK-47s. Targeted were a US base, a police station and a highway checkpoint. Three police were wounded along with several rebels.
11:33 Baquba: Son of Iraqi general kidnapped. The fifteen year-old son of Major General Ayad al Kurwi was ambushed and taken hostage by armed assailants while travelling by car to school.
11:20 Elections commission rejects petition. Elections Committee Chairman Abdel Hussein al-Hinduai says there will be no change in the scheduled election date.
10:40 Attack on armored bus on road to airport. A roadside bomb struck an armored minibus used for the transport of high ranking officials and businessmen on the Baghdad airport road. No victims reported.
08:18 Roadside bomb kills US soldier. A US soldier was killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol near Duluiya, 90 km north of Baghdad. An armored vehicle was damaged.
08:05 Baghdad, downtown bombing kills two and wounds fifteen. At least two are dead and fifteen wounded in crowded Rasheed street. The intended target is unknown.
06:36 UN requests transparency in torture trials. The UN has requested more information from the United Kingdom on the trial of several UK soldiers charged with torture and prisoner abuse.