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    At least 70 killed in bombings in Iraq's Baghdad

    Dozens killed in bombings in Iraq's Baghdad

    At least 70 reported dead by medical sources in three separate attacks as the country's political crisis persists.

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    Attacks in and near Baghdad have killed more than 100 people in recent days [AFP]Three bombings in Baghdad have killed at least 70 people and wounded more than 100, police and medical sources say, continuing a deadly spate of attacks in the Iraqi capital.
    A suicide bombing on Tuesday in a marketplace in the northern, mainly Shia district of al-Shaab killed 38 people and wounded over 70, while a car bomb in the nearby Sadr City left at least 19 more dead and 17 wounded.
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claimed responsibility of the al-Shaab attack, which it said was carried out by a man identified as Abu Khattab al-Iraqi.
    The bomber threw hand grenades and then detonated a suicide belt, it said.
    A spokesperson for the Baghdad Operations Command told state television the attacker detonated an explosives-filled vest in coordination with a planted bomb.
    Initial investigations revealed that the bomber was a woman, he said.
    Another car bomb, in the mixed Shia-Sunni southern Baghdad neighbourhood of al-Rasheed, killed six and wounded 21, the sources said, in what a military spokesperson described as a suicide attack.
    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks in al-Rasheed and Sadr City, but ISIL has claimed a series of other attacks in and near Baghdad that have killed more than 100 people in seven days.
    Tuesday's car bombing in Sadr City left at least 19 peope dead [AP]

    "The spike in deadly bomb attacks across Baghdad, in predominantly Shia areas, will outrage anyone who places value on human life,” James Lynch, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said.
    "Today's sickening attacks, carried out in daytime in areas well known to be frequented by civilians such as busy markets, display a total disregard for the lives of civilians and the fundamental principles of international humanitarian law."
    Elsewhere, in northern Iraq, an Australian working for a land mine clearance charity was killed on Tuesday while trying to defuse a bomb planted by the ISIL group, three of his colleagues said.
    The man was working under the non-profit Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) in the Daquq area, around 200 km north of Baghdad.
    FSD programme manager Alex Van Roy said when the man was killed instantly when the bomb containing up to seven kilogrammes of explosives blew up.
    ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack carried out in Baghdad's al-Shaab district [Reuters]

    Attacks claimed by ISIL in and around Baghdad last week killed more than 100 people, leading to anger on the streets over the government's failure to ensure security.
    Attacks in Baghdad decreased following a June 2014 ISIL offensive that saw its fighters focus on holding territory and fighting battles in other areas, and large quantities of explosives used in areas outside Baghdad.
    Iraqi forces have regained significant ground from the group, and the frequency of attacks in Baghdad has increased in recent weeks.
    The violence has increased pressure on Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's prime minister, to resolve a political crisis or risk losing control of parts of Baghdad even as the military wages a counteroffensive against ISIL in Iraq's north and west with the help of a US-led coalition.
    The attacks have led to anger in Baghdad over the government's failure to ensure security

    Dozens killed in bombings in Iraq's Baghdad - AJE News

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    Bush and the neocons did almost as much damage to Iraq as they did to America. It used to be a stable Country under Saddam, who had nothing to do with 9-11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    Bush and the neocons did almost as much damage to Iraq as they did to America. It used to be a stable Country under Saddam, who had nothing to do with 9-11.
    And everything to do with keeping the people who did this sort of thing down.
    As did Ghadafi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    Bush and the neocons did almost as much damage to Iraq as they did to America. It used to be a stable Country under Saddam, who had nothing to do with 9-11.
    And everything to do with keeping the people who did this sort of thing down.
    As did Ghadafi.
    Correct, but I think eyebrows might have been raised some what in the UN if the Seppo's used the same methods as Ghaddafi to keep the peace between the two Muslim sects though

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    Quote Originally Posted by piwanoi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    Bush and the neocons did almost as much damage to Iraq as they did to America. It used to be a stable Country under Saddam, who had nothing to do with 9-11.
    And everything to do with keeping the people who did this sort of thing down.
    As did Ghadafi.
    Correct, but I think eyebrows might have been raised some what in the UN if the Seppo's used the same methods as Ghaddafi to keep the peace between the two Muslim sects though
    The dumbfucks should have left well enough alone then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by piwanoi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    Bush and the neocons did almost as much damage to Iraq as they did to America. It used to be a stable Country under Saddam, who had nothing to do with 9-11.
    And everything to do with keeping the people who did this sort of thing down.
    As did Ghadafi.
    Correct, but I think eyebrows might have been raised some what in the UN if the Seppo's used the same methods as Ghaddafi to keep the peace between the two Muslim sects though
    The dumbfucks should have left well enough alone then.
    Yep true ,but unfortunately the Army has to obey the commander in Chief ,the President, now who was he at the time I forget ?just Googled it heres the SP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_m...ntion_in_Libya what a mess .

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