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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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, February 20, 2005

February 20 Events in Iraq

Allawi announces killing of two al-Zarqawi webmasters. Abu Rim and Abu El Ezz, allegedly webmasters for al-Zarqawi's terror group, were killed by Iraqi security forces. [Armed with laptop and dangerous--Nur].

19:45 Doha. Al Zawahri video broadcast by al Jazeera. Al Zawahri says Al Qaeda is unstoppable.

15:41 Baghdad. Attacks north of capital kill 7 as 2 are kidnapped. A carbomb exploded in Hawija, killing the driver. In Kirkuk, two Kurds were killed at a weapons dump. Two night watchmen were killed at the refinery at Baiji in a guerrilla raid last night. The bodies of two police wre found near Samarra. In Samarra, city official Nayef Saleh Mohammed was kidnapped. In Dur, north of Samarra, Fauzi Idane, a contractor, was kidnapped.

15:33 Ramadi. US troops launch assault on city. Marine is killed.

13:21 Budapest. Saudi Arabia recalls Ambassador. Hungarian Premier Ferenc Gyurcsany puts foot in mouth at the conclusion of a soccer match with a victory by Hungary over Saudi Arabia: "This is a fantastic result over a team composed of real terrorists. Riyadh responded by recalling its ambassador to Budapest for consulations, says the MTI news agency.

10:11 Al-Anbar Province. US beefs up security in al-Anbar province. The US has closed off all entrances to Ramadi.

07:55 Jakarta. Indonesia dispatches crisis mediation expert. Triono Wibowo, Director of the Crisis Center of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, is travelling to Jordan to head efforts to release kidnapped Indonesian journalists.

04:27 London. British shown to be involved in Abu Ghraib torture. Tony Blair's government has disavowed any connection to the abuses at Abu Ghraib Prison but a revelation by the Observer on Sunday suggests the contrary.


Blogger Anátema said...

Thank you, Nur, for your comments in the "Uno e o Multiplo". I have answered them there... well, sort of :)

big hug

8:07 PM  

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