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Attacks Continue In Iraq: 72 Killed in Latest Wave

Two weeks after a deadly wave of bombings killed 63 people in Baghdad, warring religious sects in Iraq are once again blowing each other up. Well, it’s more likely that al-Qaeda in Iraq is blowing people up – hoping to incite sectarian violence. A suicide bombing targeting Shiite Muslims in Nasiriya, Iraq killed at least 36 people, while dozens of others perished in a series of bombings in Baghdad. According to the Associated Press, at least 72 people are dead as a result of the coordinated attacks. “Our guess is that this is the first of many attacks to come,” we wrote after the initial round of explosions on December 22.

Of course we didn’t expect such a speedy, widespread resumption of the terror campaign.

The bombings come in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to pull all remaining U.S. troops out of Iraq – ending an eight-and-a-half year war that was based on sketchy intelligence and no clear objective or exit strategy. A total of 4,484 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq. Meanwhile 1,857 U.S. soldiers have died in Afghanistan – 1,227 of them within the last three years.

…(Fits News)


January 6, 2012 - Posted by | Violence | , , , , ,

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