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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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, July 16, 2005

16 July 2005 Events in Iraq and in the Region

Mosul. Carbomb at police barracks kills 4 police and wounds another 18.

Baghdad. Two suicide bombs killed a total of 11 persons, including 7 police and four civilians.

Balad. US Army clashes with insurgents.

Dhoulouiyah. A foreign truck driver was killed by a roadside bomb in a convoy under US escort.

23:57 London. One of the four suicide bombers responsible for the 7 July London bombings, Mohammad Sidique Khan, was under surveillance by MI5 in 2004.

23:45 London. Former minister Clare Short says there is no doubt that the London bombings are linked to the war in Iraq.

23:36 Washington. US Deputy Secretary of State for the Middle East David Welch says he hopes that Israel will withdraw "entirely" from the Gaza Strip.

23:22 Mussayib. At least 60 are dead and 85 wounded following a bombing near a Shi'ite mosque. A suicide bomber blew himself up next to a fuel truck outside a Shi'ite mosque. An immense fireball ensued, ravaging nearby homes and businesse and seriously damaging a mosque. Parents were seen throwing their children out the window to save them from the flames. The blast was followed by a mortar attack.

23:10 Jerusalem. 11 Palestinians killed and six Israelis killed in four days of violence.

22:01 Kingston (Jamaica). Nationality of fourth London suicide bomber confirmed. A spokesman for Jamaican Premier PJ Patterson says Germaine Lindsay was born in Jamaica.

21:11 Mussayib. Death toll ries to 58 dead in a suicide bombing near a Shi'ite mosque.

20:26 Mussayib. Death toll rises in attack on Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad. 54 are dead and 82 wounded.

19:54 Iskandariya. Fifth carbombing of the day. 10 dead and 20 wounded. A suicide bomber rammed a roadblock manned by Iraqi police and soldiers.

18:48 London. British security forces conduct new raids in north Leeds.

17:27 Kusadasi (Turkey). British tourist dies in aftermath of suicide bombing.

17:18 Teheran. Ibrahim Jaafari in in the Iranian capital for talks.

17:10 Moscow. Al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri, was trained by the ex-KGM in 1998, says former agent Alexander Litvinenko, in an interview with the Polish daily Rzeczpospolita. [Now who's gonna believe a lie like that?--Nur]

16:37 Al-Iskandria . A suicide bomber kills 9--6 police and 3 civilians--south of Baghdad.

16:13 Warsaw. Poland exploring for oil in northern Iraq, reports financial daily, Varsavia Parkiet.

16:21 London. Three of the four suicide bombers responsible for the London bombings had been banished from the Leeds mosque, acccording to Razaq Raj, an academic at Metropolitan University of Leeds.

15:15 Kusadasi (Turkey). A suicide bombing gravely wounded 7 British tourists in northwest Turkey.

15:03 Teheran. Iran says it has arrested and expelled 3,000 suspected al-Qaeda members.

14:03 London. Oil under $60 per barrel.

14:26 London. It will soon be a crime to call a suicide bomber a "martyr" in a new series of anti-terrorism laws proposed by Labour.

14:07 Samarra. Two Iraqi soldiers killed by mortar rounds.

12:54 Jabalya. Third suicide bombing wounds 2 police and 4 civilians.

12:42 Kusadasi. Five British tourists were wounded in a suicide bombing targeting a minibus.

12:38 Kusadasi (Turkey). Two British nationals were among 14 wounded in a bombing at a coastal town on the Aegean.

12:28 Baghdad. A suicide bombing occured in a busy commerical district near Baghdad Airport.

11:49 Baghdad. Father and son shot dead. Akram Ahmed Rasul al-Bayati, one of Saddam Hussein's generals and one of his sons were shot dead in front of their home after their release from jail. Al-Bayati and his two sons were arrested last Sunday.

11:25 Leeds. Investigators concentrate efforts on a youth club in Beeston, a Leeds suburb, where three of the four suicide bombers were recruited.

11:15 London. The parents of Mohammed Sidique Khan believe their son was "brainwashed."

10:50 Kirkuk. Three Iraqis were killed and two US soldiers were wounded by a bomb blast

09:04 Al-Amarra. Three British troops were killed in a rebel offensive in southern Iraq. The victims were part of Task Force Maysan within the First Battalion, Staffordshire regiment. The bomb exploded in the Al-Rissala quarter, a fief of Moqtada Sadr, who is hostile to the presence of foreign troops in Iraq. The Imam Husseïn Brigades claimed credit for the blast.

08:33 Baghdad. 11 US soldiers accused of violating the Military Code of Conduct. 11 Marines were relieved from duty for violating the US miltiary code during Operation Lighting pending an inquest.


Anonymous matthias s. klein* said...

ya nur,

don't know if you've come across yet... i have just started a "niqash press blog" (which you find under "community" & then "blogs"). maybe it's of interest to you...



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