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Sunni insurgents strike in Iraq, scores killed
A series of bombings in Shiite areas of Iraq on Friday (April 23) has left around 70 dead. Many believe that the Sunni insurgency has raised its ugly head in the country consequent to the slaying of two Al-Qaida leaders last week.
IN IRAQ, on Friday (April 23), a series of bombings in Shiite areas has left around 70 dead. Many believe that the Sunni insurgency has raised its ugly head in the country consequent to the slaying of two Al-Qaida leaders last week.

This is a worrying sign as Iraq awaits formation of a new government and prepares for United States troops to go home next year.

The delay in the formation of government after March 7 elections has contributed to sectarian violence it seems.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said, "The cowardly terrorist attacks that occurred today were intending to cover the great success achieved by the security forces through the killing of the leaders of wickedness and terrorism, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayyub al-Masri."

Maliki urged Iraqis to stand firm against Baathists, former members of the Baath Party that ruled Iraq under Saddam Hussein who was a Sunni.


 

 

 

 

 

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