Friday, March 14, 2008

Just another day in the life and death of Iraq LXXV, LXXVI, LXXVII, and LXXVIII

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Needless to say, there have been many more days of violence than those upon which we have reported. There is only so much we can do, after all. And, lately, most of our attention has been on the U.S. presidential race. But let us turn, in this post at least, to the ongoing Iraq War and Occupation. Here are some stories from the past few days:

-- Monday (WaPo): "Eight U.S. soldiers died in separate attacks here and in the eastern province of Diyala on Monday, the deadliest day for U.S. troops in more than two months." (More from NYT.)

-- Tuesday (AP): "Violence reportedly killed at least 42 people Tuesday in Iraq after the deadliest day for U.S. troops in precisely six months." (More from CNN, LAT.)

-- Wednesday (AP): "Three U.S. soldiers were killed in a rocket attack in southern Iraq on Wednesday, bringing to 12 the number of Americans who have been killed in Iraq over the past three days."

-- Wednesday (AP): "U.S. soldiers fired a warning shot near a woman who 'appeared to be signaling to someone' along a dangerous stretch of road north of Baghdad, but the bullet killed a young Iraqi girl."

-- Thursday (AP): "A parked car bomb exploded in a commercial district of central Baghdad Thursday, killing 11 people and wounding 57, police said."

And so it goes...

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