Sunday, September 18, 2005

At least 250 dead from surge in violence in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Four days after al-Qaida in Iraq declared all-out war on the country’s Shiite majority, more than 250 people have been killed, 30 of them yesterday in a massive car bombing outside a produce market in a poor Shiite suburb east of Baghdad.
In all, at least 52 people were killed or found dead yesterday throughout the country, victims of mounting sectarian killings promised by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born leader of the terrorist organization and a moving force behind the Sunni-dominated insurgency.
After a suicide car bomber exploded his vehicle Wednesday in the midst of assembled day laborers in a largely Shiite neighborhood in north Baghdad, an audio tape posted on the Internet and claiming to be from al-Zarqawi announced an "all-out war against Shiites everywhere. Beware, there will be no mercy."
The death toll from at least 14 bombings Wednesday was 167, marking the worst day of violence in the capital since U.S. troops invaded and overthrew Saddam Hussein 2½ years ago

3 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

Watch how bad it pisses off the insurgents when the Shia an Sunni still dont resort to open conflict.

In a year, when this place has worked itself out, you, and many others are going to hate the taste of the "shut up" juice you're drinking

;p

September 19, 2005 4:10 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

erm , keep up G , the Shia are attacking british tanks as we speak ,

2 british soldiers arrested by Iraqi police today !

british tanks on fire in the center of Basra

the Shia are on the edge of flipping G

you should never judge the juice till you have allowed it to pass through the system

wtf that means i dont know lol

but big things happening today in the south

September 19, 2005 4:21 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

Gump is clueless. Didn't we tell him last week this was going to happen? It is not like we want it to happen. Maybe, considering the fact that anybody should be able to predict this, BushCo is actually wanting a divided and warring middle east. Have you stepped back and thought maybe these guys are always lying to us? They tell us what we want to hear and let us second guess their true motives.

-Hype

September 19, 2005 4:30 pm  

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