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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

3 November 2004 Events in Iraq.

23:10 Fallujah. US airstrikes on city. The entire city from north to south is pounded as US prepares assault.

16:20 Budapest. Hungary to pull out troops. Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany announced today in Budapest that his country will withdraw its contingent of 300 troops by March 2005.

16:09 Doha. Three members of Iraqi National Guard beheaded. Al Jazeera has received a video from the "Brigades of the Noble Iraqi People" showing the beheading of three Iraqi soldiers accused by the group of spying for the Americans. Their bodies were recovered from the Tigris River, under a bridge leading to the Green Zone.

15:34 Kirkuk. 22 arrested. 22 suspected members of Ansar al-Sunna were arrested. Police Commander Qadar estimates that 200 Islamic fighters are in Kirkuk.

13:17 Baghdad. US soldier killed in Baghdad. A soldier of the 1st Infantry Division was killed and another wounded south of Baghdad near Salman Pak, 20 km from the capital.

08:04 Baghdad. Chief administrator of Oil Ministry assassinated. Hussein Ali was killed by unknown gunmen as he left his residence this morning in the Qadissiya quarter of Baghdad.

07:41 Baghdad. A carbomb exploded on the road to the airport. Nine airport ground crew travelling in a passenger van were wounded.

07:29 Singapore. Price of oil climbs above $50. The price of crude climbs to over $50 per barrel on the Singapore markets. Yesterday, traders were counting on Kerry's election and the price of crude had dropped.

07:18 Baghdad. Four Jordanian truck drivers kidnapped. Jordanian government spokesman in Amman, Asma Khodr, made the announcement.

06:24 Baghdad. Lebanese-American contractor kidnapped. Sadek Mohammed Sadek was kidnapped at midnight from his residence in the Mansur quarter of Baghdad. He had offices in the Green Zone and worked with the Iraqi caretaker government in the reconstruction of Baghdad Airport.


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