Carnage in Baghdad; 184 Killed in Iraq, including Australian
man was killed on Tuesday in Daquq when the mine he was trying to
defuse exploded. He was working for the non-profit Swiss Foundation for Mine
Action. He is the second Australian killed in Iraq this month.
Rivalries among the different Shi’ite militias could ignite
a new war within the war. One of these militias is connected to Shi’ite cleric
Muqtada al-Sadr. After the bombings in Baghdad today, his Saraya Salam (Peace
Brigades), formerly the Mahdi Army, spread out through Sadr City, heavily
outnumbering government forces.
Along with the Australian man, at least 183 others were
killed and 172 were wounded:
In Baghdad’s Shabb district, 41
people were killed and 70 were wounded in a car bombing; a female
suicide bomber set off a second bomb after first responders arrived. A bomb
eight people and wounded 22 in Doura/Rashid. Nine
people were killed and 18 were wounded by a blast outside a Habibiya
Also, a car bomb in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City
dead and 57 wounded. Nine people were
killed in a suicide
bombing. A suicide bomber was captured
by the Peace Brigades, but he was not handed over to security forces.
security members were killed and five were wounded during the liberation of
a farmer in Bezaaz Kanaan.
Airstrikes on Hajj Ali left 40
In Barwana, 15
militants were killed.
militants were killed in Subaihat including a sharia judge.
Security forces killed
10 militants in Haditha.
In Mosul, an armed group killed