Monday, November 11, 2013

October death toll in Iraq is highest in five years as Bush's breakdown progresses

                        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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