Iraq Ramadan


Ramadan, it’s a blast!

Yep, every time I hear the word ‘ramadan’, I think of endearing, heartwarming tales like this. KGS

7 pulled from Iraqi mosque, killed execution-style

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen wearing military uniforms pulled seven people from a Sunni mosque south of Baghdad and then shot and killed them execution-style, officials said Tuesday, raising the death toll to 70 in Iraq’s deadliest day this year.

The killings late Monday came at the end of a day that saw a wave of crushing violence sweep across Iraq, from the northern city of Mosul to the Shiite heartland — including suicide bombings, roadside bombs and shootings. The violence was reminiscent of the bloodletting that used to plague Iraq daily a few years ago and a stark warning that al-Qaida in Iraq is still a force to be reckoned with.

The fact that militants were able to pull off such a wave of violence is especially disturbing considering that U.S. forces are scheduled to leave Iraq at the end of this year, leaving the country’s security in the hands of still-struggling Iraqi security forces.

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2 Responses

  1. Saddam had his heavy boots on the necks of prostrate Muslims before the intervention. One does wonder whether the best policy might have been to just take him out (he was a very bad man after all) and then leave the Shia and Sunni to sought one another out. )

    Last man standing wins.

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