March 12 Events in Iraq
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.