Published On: Thu, Aug 15th, 2013

Bombings in Baghdad Kill 16

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Another series of deadly bombings struck the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday, leaving at least 16 people dead and over 50 injured, according to local officials.

Four car bombs and a roadside bomb exploded in different locations across the city. The worst attack took place at a bus station in Kadhimiyah, northern Baghdad; seven people were killed and 24 injured in this attack. Another car bomb was detonated in Baladiyat, and may have been targeting the offices of a television station linked to Shi’ite militants.

Jut a day before a deadly blast at a Baghdad café left 17 people dead, and Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki vowed to push forward with a campaign against insurgents.

“The operation that we started in chasing terrorists, and those who stand behind them, will continue until we protect our people,” Maliki said.

The prime minister also claimed that over 800 militants had been arrested and dozens killed in operations already, and that security forces had destroyed bomb making militant infrastructures and seized large amounts of both weapons and explosives.

This year has seen a marked increase in violence from Sunni militants, including al Qaeda and associated terrorist group. This is driven by anger over Shi’ite majority rule which many Sunni’s feel does not address the needs of their community. Sectarian tensions are also fuelled by the Syrian Contagion. According to figures compiled by news agency AFP an average of 15 people have died in sectarian violence every day this year, bringing the total up to 3,450.

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  1. Jongtae says:

    Despite over 200 years of modern crimesthy, Sarin was only developed in the mid-twentieth century. It’s complex molecule is beyond the abilities of your average home amateur chemist, and almost certainly beyond the grasp of your average Musloid fuckwit.Sarin can’t be made by stuffing fertilizer into a pressure cooker or mixing nail varnish and hair bleach. Its manufacture requires specialist knowledge and access to the right equipment.This is a sign that somebody somewhere has sold this stuff to them. Maybe this is some of the WMDs that Saddam is supposed to have had before he quickly disposed of them in Syria.It makes you wonder what else these goons have got.

  2. Rita says:

    Ah yes, nicely put, eveenoyr.

  3. Sawsan says:

    , “Freedom is never more than one generation away from einitctxon. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” What we as American’s need to understand is that to leave a fledgling democracy on its own without continued support (diplomatically, militarily and economically- funding not necessarily continuing to come from the U.S.) , creates an opportunity for rouge states and non-state actors to compromise this. Afghanistan is a perfect example of this. Since our focus shifted from Afghanistan to Iraq in 2003, our adversaries in Afghanistan were able to regroup and unfortunately continues to aid in keeping the country unstable. This is something we do not want to occur with Iraq. I think that it would be in the best interest of the U.S., Iraq and the world in general , to leave U.S. forces in Iraq. Our purpose is not to tell the Iraqis what to do and how to do it; this would in fact question their sovereignty. Our role would be to continue to promote democracy and aid those who desire this path against the threat or retaliation from others who do not believe in this freedom.

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