Thursday, August 15, 2013

Car bomb attacks near Baghdad's 'Green Zone', across city kill at least 33

Ali Al-Saddi / AFP-Getty Images
Iraqis walk past burned cars at the scene of a car bomb attack near the office of Al-Ahad television, which is affiliated with a Shiite militant group, in Baghdad's eastern neighborhood of Baladiyat on Thursday.

By Kareem Raheem, Raheem Salman and Sylivia Westfall, Reuters

BAGHDAD -- A series of car bombs in Baghdad killed at least 33 people and wounded more than 100 on Thursday, with one near the "Green Zone" diplomatic complex, fueling a death toll that has soared since the beginning of the year to levels not seen since 2008. [...]

Since the start of the year, attacks using multiple car bombs have become an almost daily occurrence, killing scores of people in Iraq, including during a religious holiday last weekend when bombers targeted families celebrating outside.

Each of the past four months has each been deadlier than any in the previous five years, dating back to a time when U.S. and government troops were in engaged in battles with militiamen.


Jeremiah the hebrew prophet predicted the cities of the land of Babylon -- modern day Iraq -- would burn. Will this on-going violence spark the fires? Will we soon see Babylon burning?



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