It appears that the remnants of the Ba’ath party, some Saddam loyalists, and the rest of the Islamist riff-raff that has congregated in Iraq have decided to spending the beginning of Ramadan doing what they do best- killing innocents:
A series of suicide bombings shook Baghdad early today, including an attack on the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross and blasts at four Iraqi police stations that punctuated two days of bloody violence in this capital city.
Iraq’s police chief and deputy interior minister, Ahmad Ibrahim, said at a news conference that 34 people had been killed and 224 had been wounded in the attacks. He said 26 of the dead were civilians and 8 were police officers; 65 police officers and 159 civilians were wounded.
The explosions plunged the capital into chaos at the outset of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Ambulances raced through the streets and smoke rose from smoldering cars blown up in the blasts. Iraqi police officers dug through rubble to search for bodies.
I guess this means in the future we do not need to schedule military action around Muslim holy days.
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