Thursday, January 2, 2014

Iraq: Murders continue as clerics call for jihad

From Jihad Watch:


"Ramadi mosques call for 'jihad' as Iraq forces move on protest site," from AFP, December 30:
Mosques in the city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, called for "holy war" Monday as gunmen battled security forces seeking to dismantle an anti-government protest site, an AFP journalist said.
  Some mosques used loudspeakers to exhort people to "go to jihad," or holy war, the journalist said.

And go to jihad they did.  From Reuters: 

Bombs across Baghdad kill at least 15, clashes continue in Anbar - sources

Source: Reuters - Tue, 31 Dec 2013 
BAGHDAD, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, police and medical sources said, a day after police broke up a Sunni Muslim protest camp in a western province.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for any of Tuesday's attacks but al Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate, which was forced underground in 2006-07, has reemerged this year, invigorated by civil war in Syria and Sunni resentment at home.

In the deadliest attack in Baghdad, seven people were killed when two car bombs hit the Shi'ite neighbourhood of Zafaraniya.

In southeastern Baghdad, three mortar rounds landed near a housing complex, killing four people, medics and police sources said....

The killings continue every day even if the world apparently has moved on.  Read the rest of this latest (with picture) here.


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