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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:12 AM


Iraq violence spills into fifth day

Sectarian tensions have escalated in Iraq, where the death toll from a wave of violence has passed 200, officials and reports have said.

On Saturday, the fifth consecutive day of protests, gunmen killed four army intelligence soldiers and wounded a fourth in Ramadi, West of Bgahdad.

"Four soldiers in civilians clothes have been killed and a fourth injured near a protest site in Ramadi," said Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh, reporting from Baghdad.

"The men were stopped by gunmen protecting the protest. It's not clear how things developed and what led to the killing. Some say they were intelligence agents, others say they were soldiers on leave and were stopped," he said.


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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:24 AM

1. This has been going on for a long time now, with the Iraqis calling the government 'a puppet'

Since the 'puppet' government cracked down on peaceful protesters and shot to death several of them, simply for protesting, arrested hundreds, during the Arab Spring, I guess they discovered that the 'Democracy' we created was all a big, sad joke. So now the confrontations have become violent.

So a decade after our announcement to the world that we are bring 'democracy' to Iraq, things are worse for those people than they were under Saddam.

And we are about to bring 'democracy' to Syria. Libya isn't doing great either since we brought democracy to them.

Nor Afghanistan.

All those trillions of dollars wasted,, unless you are a Military Contractor or an Oil Corporation I guess.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:01 PM

2. And the headline April 27th 2018...

"Iraq Violence Spills Into Fifth Year"

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:24 PM

3. Militants kill five Iraqi soldiers, Sunni protesters form "army"

(Reuters) - Militants shot dead five Iraqi soldiers in the Sunni Muslim stronghold province of Anbar on Saturday and protesters said they were forming an "army" after four days of unrest that raised fears of a return to widespread sectarian civil conflict.

More than 170 people have been killed since Tuesday when security forces stormed a Sunni protest camp in the town of Hawija, triggering clashes that spread to other Sunni areas in western and northern areas.

Sunnis have been demonstrating since December against the perceived marginalisation of their sect under Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim-led government.

A curfew was imposed on the city of Ramadi in Anbar, a western province, on Saturday after militants killed five soldiers who authorities said were returning from holiday to their units. Protesters said they had been sent to attack them.


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