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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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, May 14, 2005

14 May 2005 Events in Iraq.

Djourf al Sakhar. Three decapitated bodies found showing signs of torture.

Samarra. Two police were killed and two civilians wounded in clashes.

Baghdad. Rebels fire grenades at a police convoy west of the capital, killing a member of Iraq's security forces.

23:57 London. Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi briefly entered a hospital in Ramadi last week seeking medical attention for a head wound. He left shortly after receiving treatment with his men, writes the Sunday Times.

22:24 Tokyo. Japanese hostage likely dead. Akihito Saito was likely killed in an ambush and is dead, says another Japanese security guard, who was caught in the same abush outside a US base in Hit.

21:54 Ramadi. More than 25 dead in aftermath of Operation Matador. Red Crescent sends sanitary assistance and food to the terrified populace of western Iraq at the border with Syria following US airstrikes.

21:23 Rome. Former hostage Giuliana Sgrena says President George Bush is happy to tolerate monstrous dictators such as Karimov as long as they are useful to him.

20:54 Baghdad. US military announces end to Operation Matador, claiming it killed 125 rebels and wounded 45. Combat in Karabilah, Ramana and Obaïdi has ceased. The US military claims it found numerous arms caches, six booby-trapped cars and bombmaking materials.

20:14 Camp Bucca. Another inmate dies in US custody. A 30 year-old Iraqi died of heart failure. He had been held in Camp Bucca since 2004. Un détenu, âgé de 30 ans, est mort apparemment d'une crise cardiaque samedi vers 18H

19:55 Baghdad. Jassim Mohammed Ghani, Chief of Staff of the Foreign Ministry, was assassinated in the Kharijiyah district of West Baghdad in front of his home.

13:23 Nassiriya. Italian Defense Minister says Italy in not in Iraq for the oil.

13:04 Basrah. Sunni chieftain kidnapped. Sheik Hamid Etrak Hamid al Dusari a leader of the Sunni revolt was kidnapped says the Iraqi Committee of Ulema.

12:32 Mosul. 10 year-old girl killed by roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi military convoy. Two soliders and a policeman were wounded.

11:51 Baghdad. Carbomb detonates near the Ministry of Industry.

10:52 Baghdad. Four US marines killed in western Iraq.

09:14 Obeidi. US military assaults the hamlet of Obeidi in al-Anbar Province.

08:02 Baghdad. Bomb kills three civilians and wounds four south of capital.


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