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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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).

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Badgers and Bank Heists

While the badgers were busy stalking Basrah, the insurgents robbed a Baghdad bank and got away with A HALF A BILLION DOLLARS: $300 million in greenbacks and $200 million in dinars.

Meanwhile, in operations against al-Qaeda today, the US killed 18 Shi'ites and 2 Reuters reporters.


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