Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Iraq war casualties rise in January

Not really liking the title they gave this news story, The Iraq war has been over a while.
If these were us Military being killed, then Maybe.
But seeing as how it is the Iraqi People killing the Iraqi people, I say it is a bunch of ignorant douchebags that just want things their way not the peoples way.

(Reuters) - The number of civilians, police and soldiers killed in violence in Iraq climbed sharply in January as militants launched a new wave of attacks, according to government statistics released on Tuesday.

The health ministry said 159 civilians were killed in bombings and other attacks last month compared with 89 in December, 105 in November and 120 in October. It was the highest civilian toll since September.

Fifty-five police officers and 45 soldiers were killed, compared to 41 and 21 respectively in December, according to interior and defense ministry figures.

Many of the deaths occurred in a two-week period around a Muslim religious rite as suspected insurgents challenged the new Shi'ite-led government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, attacking police and targeting pilgrims streaming into the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala.

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