Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Another Bloody Day In Iraq

MSNBC News Service reported:

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A dozen explosions ripped through the Iraqi capital Wednesday, killing at least 152 people and wounding 542 in a series of attacks that began with a suicide car bombing that targeted laborers assembled to find work for the day. Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility.

The bloodiest attack killed at least 88 people and wounded 227 in the heavily Shiite neighborhood of Kazimiyah where the day laborers had gathered shortly after dawn.

Overnight Wednesday, 17 men were executed in a village north of Baghdad, which put the death toll in all violence in and around the capital Wednesday at 169 and the number continued to rise.

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My condolences to the families who lost loved ones in Iraq because of these explosions.

I expected these acts since the military operations started in Tal Afar. It reminded me of the military operations in Falluja last November. We had few clear days followed by a rain of explosions in Baghdad. There must be a better way to defeat those criminals.

Treasure of Baghdad wrote a powerful post today regarding the attacks. Go read it and leave him a comment as he's feeling down today.


UPDATE 2:28PM
MSNBC News Services reported this afternoon:

BAGHDAD, Iraq - After a dozen explosions ripped through the Iraqi capital Wednesday, al-Qaida's leader in Iraq purportedly declared all out war on Shiite Muslims, Iraqi troops and the country's government in an audio tape released on Internet.

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What were they doing for the last two years? Oh, that was the rehearsal.


UPDATE 09/15/2005
Here's something for my Iraqi readers. A song by Hatim Al-Iraqi titled "Iraq."

If the link doesn't open, try it later. The traffic is always high at that site.

Keep your spirit high.

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