Friday, November 29, 2013

Deadly Carnage in Iraq spreading as Bush's civil war ramps up as expected

 Dozens Killed in Wave of Attacks in Baghdad

Baghdad carnage as deadly bomb blasts strike six districts of the city: At least 21 people have been killed and many injured in a series of bomb blasts in mainly Shi’ite districts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. A car bomb detonated at a crowded market in the Sadriya area caused the most carnage.At the same time bombs exploded in five other parts of the city.

Sectarian violence in the country is on the rise with the government blaming al-Qaeda linked Sunni militants. According to UN figures 979 people including, 148 police and 127 military personal were killed in violence in October alone. More than 6,500 civilians have lost their lives since the beginning of the year.

October death toll in Iraq is highest in five years:  October has been Iraq’s deadliest month since April 2008 with 964 people killed.A further 1,600 people were wounded after a wave of car bombs in mainly Shia areas.The latest figures come as Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki is in Washington to meet with US President Barack Obama. 

Surging Bloodshed Undercuts Iraq's Oil-Fueled Economy as Bush's breakdown progresses

  Surging Bloodshed Undercut Iraq's Oil-Fueled Economy:  Two years after U.S. forces withdrew, almost-daily bombings and suicide attacks scar weddings, funerals and cafes, as al-Qaeda-linked groups attack Shiite targets. The assaults have killed more than 5,000 people this year, levels that haven’t been seen since 2008 and almost double 2010’s toll, according to the United Nations.

Ten car bomb blasts across Baghdad province

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who leads a Shiite-dominated government, blames Sunnis for the violence. Larger forces are at work, with spillover from neighboring Syria, where the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad is a magnet for Sunni extremists funded by Gulf nations intent on reversing Shiite Iran’s influence in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.“Iraq and Syria are the battlefields of a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia,” said Harith Hasan


Mass executions on the rise in Iraq as total breakdown approaches

  Iraq executes 42 'terrorists', including woman, as violence worsens:  The U.N. mission in the country said it was concerned about the executions, which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, and repeated its call for Baghdad to suspend the death penalty.Rights groups say executions have been on the rise in recent years.

Kurdistan peace broken, Sunni violence against Shiite spreads as Bush's "success" in Iraq spreads Kurdistan Attacks Shatter Calm in Iraq's Only Peaceful Oasis:  

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