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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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 21, 2004

Iraq Timeline for Sunday 21 November

19:28 Al Arabiya reporter held by US military freed. Abdel Kader Saadi, arrested 11 days ago by US forces in Fallujah, was released from a military camp where he was held with 2,500 other people, despite his press ID kit.

18:59 US confirms: marine fired on Ramadi bus. A US marine fired on a bus in Ramadi and killed a number of civilians.

17:09 Kidnappers release Allawi's cousin. Kidnappers released Iyad Allawi's elderly cousin, taken hostage on 10 November.

16:51 Three corpses recovered in Mossul. Three new corpses of Iraqi national guardsmen were discovered in the industrial area of Mossul.

14:53 Iraqi collaborator with US killed. An Iraqi civilian was found dead in Balad on the banks of the TIgris.

14:37 Two Turkish truck drivers killed. Two rigs and their drivers were ambushed in Baiji; the trucks were set ablaze and the drivers killed.

13:04 Mosul, two soldiers killed. Two bodies with a pistol shot to the back of the head were discovered in Mosul.

12:54 Latifiya, 30 bodies found. Thirty corpses (27 men and 3 women) in various stages of decomposition were found in Latifiya.

12:35 Kirkuk, oil well set ablaze. Insurgents set fire to an oil well near Kirkuk.

11:36 Carbomb in Baghdad. 5 US soldiers wounded. A carbomb targeted a convoy in the al Dora quarter at 9:30 am local time.

11:35 Intense fighting in Latifiyah. Insurgents fire mortar rounds at US positions.

11:23 US troops fire on bus in Ramadi, 7 killed. At least seven civilians were killed in Ramadi after US troops open fire on a bus travelling past the building housing the al-Anbar Provincial Government in the Hay al-Andalous quarter.

11:05 Fallujah, 1450 people arrested by US troops.

11:04 Nine corpses found in Mossul belong to Iraqi soldiers.

11:03 Iraq to vote on 30 January.


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