After back-to-back days of 40 or more killed in Iraq the violence continues to rise, with a major attack on Sunni mosques killing at least 90 more people and bringing the overall toll to over 160 killed and over 400 wounded.
The bombings targeted Baquba’s Saria mosque, with a first bomb targeting worshipers leaving the mosque after Friday prayers and a subsequent bomb targeting rescuers gathered around the site of the first.
The attack comes just a day after a similar attack at the entrance to the al-Zahraa Husseiniyah, a Shi’ite mosque in Kirkuk, and points to how quickly sectarian violence can spiral out of control.
Sectarian violence has been a problem in Iraq virtually since the beginning of the US occupation, but after a period of relative calm the violence began spiking again in late April, when Iraqi soldiers attacked Sunni protesters in the north.
April was the deadliest month since Summer of 2008, when the last sectarian civil war was winding down. With violence on the rise May is shaping up to be in a similar position, leading to growing fears that this is the start of another round.
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Love your work, guys, but could we find a map of Iraq which actually shows the city the article is about? This is about the fifth one in a row with that minor defect.
There is a saying that a idiot throws a stone needed so deep into water that thousand of intelligent man have to dig deep but not being able to find it.., here if you know who Dick Cheney, George W. Bush and rest of the gangs of idiots are then you know what I am talking about.
The bombings and the chaos in Arabia: A Hello from the mercenaries of money, oil and Zion.
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