Sectarian violence gets worse every year since Americans illegaly attacked Iraq then left
|This is the success bush is proud of and it will get much worse|
Iraq PM calls emergency after Mosul seized
Suspected al Qaeda-linked militants tighten grip on Iraq's Mosul
ISIS Militants Seize Iraqi City Of Tikrit
Multiple bombings target Kurds in Iraq: A double bombing targeting Iraq's Kurdish minority has killed at least 18 people in the country's north east, as clashes continued for a second day.A suicide attack, followed by a car bombing, struck the offices of Iraqi president Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party in the town of Jalawla, in the ethnically mixed Diyala province on Sunday.The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant said it carried out the attack, saying the attack had been carried out by two suicide bombers as revenge for the arrest of Muslim women in Iraq's Kurdish region. Al Jazeera's Imran Khan, reporting from Baghdad, said public statements by ISIL suggested they wanted to drag the Kurds into this conflict. More than 4,500 people have been killed in 2014, according to the AFP news agency.
Security slips further in Iraq as car bombs hit Baghdad: A weekend wave of violence has been hitting Iraq, with Saturday in particular seeing a dozen car bombs going off in Baghdad. All were in shi’ite areas, the deadliest being in Bayaa, where 23 people died, many of them young men playing billiards. In all at least 60 people were killed in the capital.
Militants also stormed the university in Ramadi, which they have held parts of since the start of the year, and this came on the heels of fighting in Mosul on Friday that claimed at least 50 lives,. On Thursday militants extended control over Anbar province’s other main city which they have held since January, Falluja. The UN says in the last six months the lack of security has forced 480,000 people from their homes in Anbar, the largest displacement since the 2006-7 peak in sectarian massacres.
Since last year, Iraq has been seeing the worst level of violence since sectarian violence in 2008. The UN has said 8,868 people were killed in 2013, and more than 1,400 people were killed in January and February of this year. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday, which came two days after a series of car bombings rocked the capital and killed at least 34 people. It was the bloodiest day in Iraq since April 28, when attacks claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on polling stations and other targets killed 46. The latest attacks come also nearly two weeks after Iraqis cast ballots in the country's first parliamentary election since the US military withdrawal in 2011.
Analysis: Is Iraq really sliding back to civil war? Bush knew damn well it would before his illegal attack
Analysis: Is Iraq really sliding back to civil war?:According
to Iraq Body Count, a UK-based independent tracking database, 863
people were killed between 1 and 26 April, while the overall death toll
since the beginning of the year is rapidly approaching 4,000.
Although the current death rate is still well short of the 2,000-a-month seen at the height of the al-Qaeda insurgency in 2006, it is the highest it has been for six years - fuelling fears that the violence will only increase after the 30 April elections as the various political blocs vie for influence and power.A number of respected commentators, including David Ignatius, an associate editor and columnist for the Washington Post, and veteran British foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn are now starting to ask if the country is heading back to civil war.
Thanks to Bush's success: Once a model city in Arab world, Baghdad is still the world's worst city
Once a model city in Arab world, Baghdad is now the world's worst city:
Residents of Baghdad contend with near-daily attacks, a lack of electricity and clean water, poor sewerage and drainage systems, rampant corruption, regular gridlock, high unemployment and a myriad other problems.
Once a model city in Arab world, Baghdad is now the world's worst city: The Iraqi capital was lumped with Bangui in the conflict-hit Central African Republic and the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, the latest confirmation of the 1,250-year-old city's fall from grace as a global intellectual, economic and political centre. Residents of Baghdad contend with near-daily attacks, a lack of electricity and clean water, poor sewerage and drainage systems, rampant corruption, regular gridlock, high unemployment and a myriad other problems.
World's worst city is a medal that Baghdad has worn since Bush's illegal attach. In the 1970's it was held as a shining example:
Of course the U.S. Wasted Billions of Dollars on Iraqi Reconstruction after we helped destroy it.
|Success American style|