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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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, March 13, 2005

March 12 Events in Iraq

23:36 Baghdad. Find of 15 decapitated corpses retracted. The Iraqi government retracted a March 8 announcement by the current Defense Minister that 15 bodies were found decapitated near Latifiyah.

22:32 Baghdad. Three marines of 155th Brigade's Assault Group operating south of Baghdad are under investigation for abusive treatment of Iraqi civilians.

17:40 Mosul. Three police slain in driveby shooting.

15:39 Rome. Sgrena pleads for release of kidnapped French reporter Florence Aubenas.

07:57 Washington. Marine to face pre-court martial hearing in Camp Lejeune for premedicated homicide in the deaths of two Iraqis whom he was searching.

07:13 Baghdad. Ultimatum ends for Philippino hostage. The ultimatum has expired for Philippino hostage Robert Tanrogoy. Philippines Foreign Ministry spokesman Gilbert Asuque says negotiations continue.

06:27 Al Anbar. US marine killed in non-hostile incident. Inquest opened into his death.

4 Comments:

Blogger Traveller said...

You may have seen my post on Blackwater. Can you keep an eye out when checking your sources for info about that?

8:45 AM  
Blogger Nur-al-Cubicle said...

See comment on your thread.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Traveller said...

I've just posted some red meat over there.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Traveller said...

Missing link from above.

2:09 PM  

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