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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Iraq Timeline for Friday

19:42 Raid on mosque: death toll mounts. Death toll rises in mosque raid by US troops in Baghdad. 4 worshipers are dead and 9 wounded. US troops fired on worshipers when they attempted to oppose US troops, says the Association of Islamic Clerics.

18:07 Carbomb Baghdad: Five dead and ten wounded as carbomb targets police convoy.

18:05 International Red Cross: Human rights violations. IRC protests the daily, total disrespect for human rights during combat Fallujah, says Pierre Kraehenbuehl.

17:49 Elections essential in January. 18 Iraqi political parties meeting in Suleimaniya, Kurdistan, insiste on January elections.

16:11 Moqtada Al Sadr collaborator arrested. Iraqi national guard arrested one of Moqtada Sadr collaborators in Kerbala. A Sadr collaborator in Najaf was arrested earlier.

14:47 Baghdad carbombing: 2 dead and 5 wounded. Insurgents targe at police convoy in Baghdad. Three vehicle in the convoy were set ablaze.

14:18 Baghdad. Police convoy targed; several wounded. Carbombing reported in Palestine Street.

12:01 Zarqawi: "Two Iraqi soldiers decapitated". A group linked to Abu Musab al Zarqawi decapitate two Iraqi soldiers in Mossul

11:34 Baghdad, Iraqi National Guard raids mosque. The Abu Hanifa mosque in the Adhamiya quarter of Baghdad was raided by 300 Iraqi National Guard on Friday at the end of prayers.

10:45 Baquba, police official assassinated. Lt. Ali Hamid was assassinated by gunmen as he was walking, out of uniform, in downtown Baquba.

08:55 $5 million bounty on al Zarqawi collaborator. US puts a bounty on the head of Abu Musab al-Suri, aka Mustafa Setmariam Nasar.

08:47 Muqdadiya, attack on police headquarters. One Iraqi policeman is killed an 5 wounded in an attack on police headquarters in Mudqadiya, 100 km northeast of Baghdad. The victims name is Wamidh Raad.

08:46 Mosul, final attack readied. Iraqi shock troops with US support are preparing to attack the city of Mosul. 1200 US troops and 1600 Iraqi troops are readying for the assaul.

08:45 Australian NGO leaves Iraq: "Too dangerous". World Vision Australia will suspend operation in Iraq, says Director Geoff Shepherd. Only a handful of relief organizations remain.

08:43 US general: "Bin Laden no longer directs al Qaeda organization"


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