Dec 13, 2013
  • November 1 - Attacks and other violence across Iraq killed 979 people in October, the United Nations said Friday, a monthly death toll that is the same as the figure for September.U.N.'s report said 979 people were killed in October — the same number as in September. Out of those, 852 were civilians while 127 were Iraqi soldiers and members of the police force.Also, the U.N. said 1,902 Iraqis were wounded in attacks across the country last month — a drop of more than 200 from September, when 2,133 Iraqi were wounded.Baghdad was the worst affected province, with 411 killed and 925 wounded. It was followed by the volatile Ninevah province, where 188 people were killed and 294 were wounded.[94]

  • December 1 - Health Minister of Iraq and the Defence Minister of Iraq said 948 people, including 852 civilians, 53 police officers and 43 soldiers, had been killed in violent attacks across the country in November.The figures make November one of the deadliest months in 2013, with civilians accountin.[95]

  • December 3 - At least 948 people have been killed in violent attacks across Iraq in the month of November.[96][97]

  • December 4 - Two people were killed and 70 others were wounded due to a clash between security forces and assailants who tried to capture the intelligence building in Iraq's Kirkuk Governorate.Meanwhile, a car bomb was detonated by security forces in front of the intelligence building.Five assailants tried to prevent the assistance provided to security forces and wounded four ambulance drivers.[98]

  • December 8 - Car bombs killed at least 39 people across Iraq on Sunday and wounded more than 120, mainly targeting busy commercial streets in and around the capital, police sources said.[99]

  • December 9 - The deadliest of Monday’s attacks took place outside a cafe in the town of Buhriz, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, killing 12 people and wounding 24, police said.Three more bombings around the country killed an additional six people.A roadside bomb targeted an army patrol just south of the capital, killing one Iraqi soldier and wounded two others, while in Baghdad’s eastern Basmaya district a bomb at an outdoor market killed three people and wounded seven, police said.In a village just north of Baghdad, three policemen were killed and 10 were wounded when a car bomb exploded near their checkpoint.And in the southwestern suburbs of Baghdad, a roadside bomb struck a car carrying anti-al-Qaida Sunni fighters, killing two and wounding three, police and hospital officials said.[100]

  • December 10 - At least 18 people have been killed in two deadly attacks, including a bombing and a shooting, in Iraq's Diyala Governorate.The deadliest attack took place on Tuesday in Baquba where a bomb blast left eleven people dead.Reports say that the explosion also left 19 people injured.[101][102]

  • Earlier this month, the country’s ministries of health and defense said that 948 people, including 852 civilians, 53 police officers and 43 soldiers, were killed in violent attacks across the Arab country in November.Another 1,349 people were also injured in the attacks.The figures make November one of the deadliest months in 2013, with civilians accounting for about 90 percent of the fatalities.[101]

  • December 14 - At least 17 people, most of them Shi'ite Muslims, were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Iraq on December 14 ahead of a major Shi'ite ritual, according to medical and police sources. Police and medics said the deadliest of the attacks occurred in Baghdad's mainly Shi'ite district of Bayaa when a car bomb blew up near a gathering of Shi'ite pilgrims, killing seven people and wounding another 16. Additionally, police also reported that three people were killed and ten wounded in a mainly Shi'ite district on the southeastern outskirts of Baghdad when a roadside bomb exploded in a vegetable market, while in the district of Husseiniya, a bomb left inside a restaurant killed two people and wounded another five.[103]

  • December 15 – Police reported that seven people were killed, including five family members, in separate attacks in Iraq. A provincial police source also reported that earlier in the day, a government employee, his wife and three of their children were killed when bombs planted in their house exploded in the city of Saadiyah, some 120 km northeast of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. The provincial source also stated that, in a separate incident, a member of a government-backed Sahwa paramilitary group was shot dead at a village near the Diyala Governorate capital city of Baquba, some 65 km. northeast of Baghdad.[104]

  • December 16 - According to police officers, militants detonated a car bomb at the city council headquarters in Iraq's Tikrit and then occupied the building. The officers said an unknown number of employees were still in the building at the time of the explosion in the city north of Baghdad, while the number of casualties remains unclear.[105] Iraqi security forces surrounded the building and released 40 people who were held inside, according to Counter-Terrorism Service spokesman, Sabah Noori. Meanwhile, a police major and a doctor said a city council member as well as two police died in the incident. In clashes that erupted afterwards between the militants and Iraqi security forces, three policemen lost their lives while three militants were also killed. In a separate incident, gunmen killed three soldiers guarding an oil pipeline near Tikrit. In another deadly attack on Monday, militants gunned down 12 people on a bus in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. Also on Monday, five car bombs and a magnetic “sticky bomb” on a vehicle went off in and around the Iraqi capital, leaving at least 17 people dead and over 40 injured.[106][107]

  • December 17 - Iraqi security officials reported that militants killed at least eight Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad Governorate. A suicide bomber detonated explosives among pilgrims walking south of Baghdad, killing four, while militants in a car threw a hand grenade at pilgrims in the capital, killing at least four others. The two attacks also wounded at least 27 other people.[108]

  • December 18 - A suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt among Shiite pilgrims walking northeast of the Iraqi capital, one of several attacks that killed a total of nine people Wednesday, officials said.The bomber struck in the Khales area, killing five people and wounding 10, a police colonel and a doctor said.The colonel said one of the dead was a policeman tasked with guarding the pilgrims, who embraced the bomber just before the attack in an effort to shield others from the blast.[109][110]

  • December 19 - Three suicide bombers detonated explosives belts among Shiite pilgrims in Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 36 people, while militants shot dead a family of five, officials said.The deadliest attack hit the Dura area of south Baghdad, where a bomber targeted pilgrims at a tent where they are served food and drinks on their way to the shrine city of Karbala, killing at least 20 people and wounding at least 40.Among those killed in the blast was Muhanad Mohammed, a journalist who had worked for both foreign and Iraqi media, one of his sons told AFP.[111][112]

  • December 20 - Two bombings in an Iraqi market and another in a cemetery as people buried victims of the first blasts killed 11 people on Friday, police and a doctor said.The first two attacks targeting a livestock market in Tuz Khurmatu, 175 kilometres (110 miles) north of Baghdad, killed eight people and wounded 25.As people gathered at a cemetery to bury the victims of the market blasts, another bomb went off, killing three people and wounding two.[113][114]

  • December 21 - Officials say attacks in western Iraq and south of Baghdad have killed six people - four policemen and two Shiite pilgrims. Police officials say gunmen in a speeding car opened fire at a police checkpoint in the western city of Fallujah on Saturday morning, killing four policemen, while in the town of Latifiyah, 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad, a mortar shell hit a group of Shiite pilgrims heading to the holy sites in the city of Karbala.[115] Also, military sources said at least 15 Iraqi military officers were killed in an ambush on Saturday in western Iraq's Sunni Muslim-dominated Anbar Province. According to the sources, several top-ranking officers were among those killed in the attack.[116][117]

  • December 23 - The Iraqi military attacked camps belonging to an Al-Qaeda-linked militant group in Anbar Province, destroying two, the defence ministry said on Monday.After locating camps with aircraft, Iraqi forces launched "successful strikes... resulting in the destruction of two camps in the desert of Anbar Province," spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said in an statement.The assaults came after five senior officers, including a divisional commander, and 10 soldiers were killed during an operation against militants in the mainly Sunni western Anbar Province.[118]

  • December 25 - Three separate bombings in Baghdad, Iraq targeted Christians on Christmas, killing 38 people and wounding 70 others. At least 34 people were killed and 50 injured in three bombings in Christian areas of Baghdad on Wednesday, including a car bomb that exploded as worshippers were leaving a Christmas service, Iraqi police and medics said.Elsewhere in Iraq, at least 10 people were killed in three attacks that targeted police and Shi'ite pilgrims, police said.[119]

  • December 28 - Twelve people were killed and 27 wounded in Iraq in violent attacks and an operation by security forces to arrest a Sunni lawmaker, police said.In an incident, up to five were killed and 17 wounded in a clash between Iraqi security forces and guards of Ahmad al-Alwani, a Sunni Arab member of parliament in Iraq's western Anbar Province .The incident occurred when a joint army and a Special Weapons And Tactics force, backed by helicopters, carried out a pre-dawn raid on the house of Alwani in the provincial capital city of Ramadi, some 110 km west of Baghdad.During the operation, the troops exchanged fire with Alwani's guards who resist the arrest and called the operation illegal since lawmakers enjoy immunity under the constitution.
"The clashes resulted in the killing of five people, including Alwani's brother and a soldier, and the wounding of 13 guards and four soldiers," the source said, adding that Alwani and a number of his guards were also arrested. Later in the day, the Defence Minister of Iraq said in a statement that the troops went to Alwani's house with an arrest warrant against his brother, who was among the killed, and they arrested Ahmad al-Alwani despite his immunity.[120]
  • December 29 - Attacks in Iraq mainly targeting members of the security forces killed at least 16 people on Sunday, among them three senior army officers, security and medical officials said.
Earlier on Sunday, a car bomb exploded near an army checkpoint in Mosul, killing four more soldiers, among them an officer, while a roadside bomb in the city killed a child and wounded three people.The attacks on the soldiers come after five senior officers, including a divisional commander, and 10 other soldiers were killed during a December 21 operation against militants in the westernAnbar province.In Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, gunmen killed at least four Sahwa militia anti-Al-Qaeda militiamen and wounded at least three at a checkpoint on Sunday.[121] 2014

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  • January 2 - Al-Qaeda linked militants were in control of more than half of the Iraqi city of Fallujah and parts of Ramadi. "Half of Fallujah is in the hands of ISIL the Al-Qaeda linked ISIL group, and the other half is in the control of" armed tribesmen, an interior ministry official told. A witness in the city west of Baghdad said that militants had set up checkpoints each manned by six to seven people in central and south Fallujah. "In Ramadi, it is similar -- some areas are controlled by ISIL and other areas are controlled by" tribesmen, the interior ministry official said, referring to the Anbar Province capital, which lies farther to the west. An journalist in Ramadi saw dozens of trucks carrying heavily-armed men driving in the city's east, playing songs praising ISIL. Clashes broke out in the Ramadi area as security forces tore down the country's main Sunni Arab anti-government protest site, and continued for two more days. On Wednesday, militants in the city sporadically clashed with security forces and torched four police stations, but the clashes had subsided by Thursday, the Agence France-Presse journalist said. The violence also spread to Fallujah, where police abandoned most of their positions on Wednesday and militants burned some police stations.
Minister of the Interior Nuri al-Maliki said that Iraqi soldiers would depart restive cities in Anbar Province, but reversed that decision the following day.Army forces on Thursday remained outside Ramadi.[3]
  • January 3 - Al-Qaeda linked militants advanced into gained ground and took over several police stations in Fallujah. In early morning, ISIL fighters advanced into areas in central Ramadi and deployed snipers on one street. A police colonel said the army had re-entered into areas of Fallujah, between Ramadi and Baghdad, but that around a quarter of it remained under ISIL control. Soldiers and armed tribesmen held the rest and had also surrounded the city, he said.
However, another senior officer, a police lieutenant colonel, said that while soldiers had deployed around the city they had yet to enter Fallujah.[122][123]
  • January 4 - the Iraqi government has lost control of the city of Fallujah, which is now held by ISIL militants, a senior security official in Anbar province said. Fallujah is under the control of ISIL.[124] Earlier on Friday, more than 100 people were killed as Iraqi police and tribesmen battled Al-Qaeda linked militants who took over parts of two cities on Anbar province, declaring one an ISIL.[125]
On the same day, the Iraq army shelled the western city of Fallujah with mortar bombs overnight to try to wrest back control from Sunni Muslim militants and tribesmen, killing at least eight people. Fallujah has been held since by militants linked to al Qaeda and by tribal fighters united in their opposition to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in a serious challenge to the authority of his Shi'ite-led government in Anbar province. Medical sources in Fallujah said another 30 people were wounded in shelling by the army.[126]
  • January 5 - officials report a new wave of bombings in Baghdad that killed at least 20 people—responsibility was attributed to militants who have been fighting Iraqi security forces and allied tribes in the country's west.[127]

  • January 7 - Iraqi missile strikes on Ramadi killed 25 militants.[128] Also in same day, unidentified gunmen have killed seven police officers, including a captain, in an attack at a security checkpoint north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The deadly incident took place on a highway north of the city of Samarra.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but police officials say the main suspects are militants linked to al-Qaeda.[129]
  • January 8 - Gunmen attacked a military site north of the Iraqi capital, killing 12 soldiers and wounding four. The militants stormed a building at the site in the Al-Adhim area, then bombed it. Militants opposed to the Iraqi government frequently target members of the security forces with bombings and shootings.[130]

  • January 9 - a suicide bomber killed 23 Iraqi army recruits and wounded 36 in Baghdad on Thursday, officials said, in an attack on men volunteering to join the government's struggle to crush al Qaeda linked militants in Anbar province. Brigadier General Saad Maan, spokesman for the Baghdad Security Operations Centre, said the bomber blew himself up among the recruits at the small Muthenna Airbase, used by the army in the capital. Maan put the death toll at 22 but health ministry officials said morgue records showed 23 had died.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred a day after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said he would eradicate the "evil" of al Qaeda and its allies.[131]
  • January 12 - outside bus station in central Baghdad exploded car bomb killed at least nine people and wounding 16. No group immediately has claimed responsibility for attack on bus terminal Alawi al-Hilla.[132] Also on Sunday, bombing targeting a general in northern Iraq outside his home in eastern Sulaimaniyah, damaged his vehicle but left him unharmed.[133]

  • January 13 - four car bombs killed at least 25 people in Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad, in violence that coincided with a visit to the Iraqi capital by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Although no group claimed responsibility, the bombings appeared to be part of a relentless campaign by al Qaeda linked Sunni Muslim militants to undermine Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led government.[134]

  • January 14 - bombings and shootings killed at least eight people in and around the Iraqi capital, including a judge. Gunmen in a speeding car opened fire at the judge, killing him and his driver. Later in the afternoon a sticky bomb attached to a mini-bus exploded in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr city, killing three passengers and wounding eight.[135]

  • January 15 - bomb attacks and shootings killed at least 75 people in Iraq, police and hospital sources said, making it one of the bloodiest days in months, but troops reclaimed a town west of Baghdad.[136]

  • January 16 - the bodies of 14 Sunni Muslim tribesmen were found in date palm groves north of Baghdad, a day after they were kidnapped by uniformed men in security forces vehicles. The victims, all from the Albu Rawdas tribe, had been abducted while they were attending a funeral in the town of Tarmiya, 25 km (16 miles) north of the Iraqi capital.[137]

  • January 18 - five bombings in Baghdad, including an attack on a glitzy new shopping mall in the west of the capital, killed 14 people and wounded several others. The blasts struck in the neighbourhoods of Mansur, Nahda, Taubchi, Sarafiyah and Amriyah—all across the capital.[138]

  • January 20 - seven bomb explosions killed 26 people and wounded 67 in the Iraqi capital, as security forces battled Sunni Muslim militants around the western cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.
No group claimed responsibility for the blasts.[139] On same day, a senior Iraqi official claims ISIS fighters hunkered down in a city they seized late last month west of Baghdad have enough heavy weapons to allegedly take the country's capital.[140]
  • January 23, two soldiers and three would-be suicide bombers were killed and 18 other soldiers wounded in separate violent attacks in eastern and central Iraq. On the same day, security forces thwarted coordinated predawn attacks by ISIL militants in eastern Diyala province when the troops came under arms fire near the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, prompting a fierce clash with the attackers, killing three of them and seized three of their explosive vests.[141]

  • January 24, in Anbar Province Iraqi armed forces have managed to kill scores of ISIS militants as the army continues its fight against terrorists. According to Iraqi Defense Ministry, the air forces carried airstrikes to bases Takfiri militants in western Anbar province and killing scores militants.[142]

  • January 25, three mortar shells landed in the village mainly populated by Shia Muslims near the Iraqi city of Baquba has killed six people.[143] On the same day, double bombing has killed a soldier and his entire family in their home in town Muqdadiyah in 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad.[144]

  • January 27, at least four people were killed and 14 wounded in the afternoon when almost simultaneously three car bombs detonated in northern Iraq, in city Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad. On the same day, head of a city council and two of councillors were killed by gunmen who attacked their convoy near the town of Wajihiyah in eastern Diyala province also in al-Rashdiyah northern suburb Baghdad, gunmen killed an ex-officer of Saddam Hussein's army and his wife.[145]

  • January 28, seven members of Iraq's security forces killed on during an armed attack north of Baghdad, the latest in a surge in violence fuelling fears the country is slipping back into all-out conflict.[146]

  • January 29, at least 13 people were killed and 39 others wounded in violent attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. According to UNAMI in Iraq in 2013 were killed a total of 8,868 Iraqis, including 7,818 civilians and civilian police personnel.[147]

  • January 30, security officials said, militants stormed an office of Ministry of Human Rights (Iraq) in northeast Baghdad and took a number of civil servants hostage. The attack was mounted by eight armed men.[148] Later, security forces kill to all attackers and free hostages.[149]

  • February 1, last month in consequence terrorist attacks and other violence across Iraq have died as total of 1,013 people including 795 civilians, 122 soldiers and 96 policemen.[150]

  • February 4, least 20 people were killed and 68 others wounded in violent attacks in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Thr deadliest attack occurred in the area of Abu Dusher in southern Baghdad when two car bombs exploded, leaving four people killed and 16 others wounded.[151]

  • February 5, at least 16 people have been killed in a spate of bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.[152] On the same day, Iraqi officials said up to 32 people has increased the number of deaths as a consequence of two more attacks in crowded places in Baghdad.[153]

  • February 6, the Iraqi officials said, that at least nine people killing and 22 civilians were wounded in string of car bombings has hit commercial areas in the eastern neighborhood of Jamila and northern neighborhood of Kazimiyah in Baghdad.[154]

  • February 7, the during attacks in Baghdad and north of the capital killed nine people including a supporter of powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr who was standing in parliamentary elections to be held in April.[155] On the same day, another five were also killed and dozens more were injured in Tuz Khormato, east of Tikrit in Saladin Province.[156]

  • February 9, at least 19 people were killed and 19 wounded in violent attacks across Iraq. Violent attacks occurred at a marketplace in the Shiite district of Sadr City in the eastern part of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad as well as in the town of Mahmoudiyah, some 30 km south of Baghdad and in al-Gatoon district in southwestern part city of Baquba capital of the Diyala province.[157]

  • February 10, at least 22 insurgents including a suicide bomber were killed, and 15 injured, when a car bomb mistakenly went off in a militant compound north of Baghdad.[158]

  • February 11, 15 soldiers killed in pre-dawn assault on an army camp guarding an oil pipeline near Hamam al-Alil in the northern of Nineveh Province, one of the most violent parts of the Iraq.[159]

  • February 12, at least 17 civilians including soldiers were killed across Iraq from explosions car bombs and roadside explosives.
Buut no one of groups claimed responsibility for these attacks.[160]
  • February 13, Talib Hameed Mustafa mayor of the city Sulaiman Bek reported that gunmen seized of the Sunni town Sulaiman Bek some 90 km to east of the city Tikrit the capital Salah ad Din province after clashes with security forces.[161]

  • February 14, Talib Mohammed mayor of the city Sulaiman Bek said, that Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships regained ground in the northern town of Sulaiman Bek, a day after parts of it were overrun by ISIS militants. At least 12 ISIS militants were killed by the army.[162]

  • February 15, seventeen soldiers and policemen were killed and 12 others wounded in separate attacks targeting the security forces across Iraq.[163]

  • February 18, at least 13 people were killed and 65 injured in consequence of the explosion of seven car bombs in central Iraq.[164]

  • February 19, sixteen people were killed and 32 others wounded in separate violent attacks, mainly targeting Iraqi security forces across the country.[165]

  • February 20, at least 20 people were killed and 35 wounded in Iraq when three mortar rounds struck a crowded market in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim town of Mussayab, 60 km south of the Baghdad.[166]

  • February 26, twenty-one people were killed and 26 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq.[167]

  • February 27, at least 42 people were killed as a motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated in Baghdad's Sadr City and militants targeted mostly Shi'ite neighbourhoods around the country.[168]

  • March 1, the UNAMI says a total of 703 people were killed in Iraq in February. The figure excluded deaths from the ongoing fighting between the Iraqi forces and ISIS militants in the western Anbar Province. Some 564 civilians and 139 members of security forces were killed in the violence in the country, while 1,381 people, including 1,179 civilians, were injured.[169]

  • March 5, up to 26 people were killed and 87 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq, including a series of car bombs in Baghdad.[170]

  • March 6, at least 37 civilians killing in the series of bombings on commercial areas in central Iraq.[171]

  • March 9, at least 50 people killed and more than 150 wounded of the suicide bombing at a crowded checkpoint south of the city Baghdad.[172]

  • March 18, at least 18 people were killed and 24 others wounded in separate attacks across Iraq.[173]

  • March 19, at least 37 people killed and 40 people injured due to outbreaks violence across Iraq, including shelling and clashes in a militant-held city on Baghdad's doorstep.[174]

  • March 21, the militants seized a village Sarha in north of Iraq and also 27 people killing including at least 10 policemen and more than 50 injured in consequence of attacks nationwide.[175]

  • 25 March, more than 80 people were killed in a series of attacks in Iraq, with the heaviest death toll in the Baghdad area. At least 41 of the victims were Iraqi Army soldiers, who suffered a major ambush near Taji that killed 22 and injured 15 others. An earlier suicide bombing near the city killed another 5 soldiers and wounded 14 others, while an attack on a base in Tarmiyah killed 8 soldiers and injured 14 others.[176][177]

  • 27 March, Iraqi authorities say that 19 people killed and 52 wounding in bombings targeting a commercial street and a market have in the same neighborhood northern Baghdad.[178]

  • 2 April, at least 25 people were killed and 23 wounded in separate attacks mainly targeting soldiers the Iraqi security forces across Iraq.[179]

  • 3 April, the Interior Ministry's spokesman Saad Maan Ibrahim said that more than 40 ISIS militants and one officer of Iraqi security forces died in clashes near Baghdad.[180] Later more five people dead and seventeen injured elsewhere in the country in consequence the attacks.[181]

  • 5 April, at least 18 soldiers killed in an explosion and ensuing gunfight at booby-trapped house near the city of Fallujah.[182]

  • 8 April, at least 15 people dead in attacks in Iraq while security forces said they killed 25 militants near Baghdad amid worries insurgents are encroaching on the capital weeks ahead of elections.[183]

  • 9 April, at least 24 people killing and 48 wounded in a series of car bombs has hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad.[184]

  • 10 April, at least 25 people were killed and 31 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq.[185]

  • 12 April, at least 21 people were killed and 45 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq.[186]

  • 13 April, at least 36 people were killed and 28 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq.[187]

  • 16 April, at least 36 people were killed and 53 others wounded in separate attacks across Iraq.[188]

  • 17 April, at least 30 people, including Iraqi soldiers, have been killed and dozens more injured in consequence separate terrorist attacks across Iraq.[189]

  • 19 April, at least 69 people were killed about half of them were militants and 73 civilians and security personnel were wounded in during ongoing violence across Iraq.[190]

  • 20 April, at least 79 people were killed and 112 more were wounded in during ongoing violence across Iraq.[191]

  • 21 April, 33 people were killed and some 50 others wounded in separate attacks, including two suicide bombings across Iraq.[192]

  • 22 April, Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting centre in a remote area of the country's north and killed 10 guards.[193]

  • 25 April, at least 31 people were killed and 56 others wounded in two car bomb attacks at a parliamentary election rally in Baghdad.[194]

  • 28 April, at least 27 soldiers died in Attacks including a spate of suicide bombings and policemen as they cast their ballots in special voting ahead in Iraq.[195]

  • 29 Apeil, a total of 35 people were killed and 69 others wounded in separate attacks across Iraq.[196]

holy shit

what the fuck is going on over there


Diamond Member
Mar 7, 2003
I thought all that violence was supposed to end once we left. And Islam is a religion of peace.
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Jul 12, 2000
It is almost as if there is some sort of vacuum. Yes......a vacuum of power. Hmmm... :hmm:


Diamond Member
Mar 7, 2003
Anti Islam troll 1 out of 10. You can come with something smarter I hope.

Call them as I see them.

From the yahoo article:

"ISIS has also announced the establishment of a "Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice" to enforce its strict interpretation of Islamic law, and in a coalition with other insurgent groups set up an administrative structure to control the city and keep public services running"

"In a speech at the beginning of April, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, ISIS' firebrand spokesman, trumpeted:

"We have returned to the cities, and controlled the ground, and we will be killed a thousand times before we think of going back. The cities and provinces that are under our control, on top of them Fallujah, will not be ruled today, by the Will of Allah, except by the Law of Allah, and there will be no place in it for the secularists. For Fallujah is Fallujah of the Mujahideen and Anbar is Anbar of the Mujahideen.""
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Oct 6, 2009
Anti Islam troll 1 out of 10. You can come with something smarter I hope.
No fucking way. Michal is just barely smart enough to read and write. Reading comprehension often eludes him and he can't formulate a coherent attack post without help from a conservative pundit.


Diamond Member
Mar 7, 2003
No fucking way. Michal is just barely smart enough to read and write. Reading comprehension often eludes him and he can't formulate a coherent attack post without help from a conservative pundit.

oh good, back to the typical liberal play book.


Oct 18, 2005
Shiite vs Sunni. They don't like each other. To say this violence is caused by something else would be simply wrong.

Agreed but Michael stereotyped an entire faith. Even within those communities not everyone is a blood thirsty murderer.
Nov 25, 2013
Quote: Originally Posted by Victorian Gray View Post The same crap that's been happening for the last several thousand years? There ya go.

Or even, the same crap that's been happening since human's first turned up on this ball of dirt. We just never seem to learn.


Diamond Member
Mar 7, 2003
Agreed but Michael stereotyped an entire faith. Even within those communities not everyone is a blood thirsty murderer.

Isn't continually parroting 'religion of peace' an attempt to stereotype as well?

Islam has to recognize it has a problem. Apologists for radical Islam have to recognize that Islam has a problem.

But you would rather ignore the Islamic roots of these incidents


Mar 30, 2007
Isn't continually parroting 'religion of peace' an attempt to stereotype as well?

Islam has to recognize it has a problem. Apologists for radical Islam have to recognize that Islam has a problem.

But you would rather ignore the Islamic roots of these incidents

Capulets and montagues hate each other and it's a hot hot summer


Mar 17, 2014
The US invades Iraq and is warned about the possible destabilising consequences in the region. 10 years later the whole region is unstable and some people blame Islam?! What the fuck?