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Sun Jul 9 2006
Sectarian Violence Raises New Fears Of Civil War
Sun Jul 9 2006
Violence pushes Iraq closer to all out civil war
On June 9th, "masked Shiite gunmen stopped cars in western Baghdad and grabbed people off the streets, singling out the Sunni Arabs among them and killing at least 41". Later, at least 25 people died when two car bombs exploded near a Shia mosque in the capital.
Baghdad's central morgue received 1,595 bodies in June 2006 alone. According to the morgue assistant manager, most of the bodies had gunshot wounds to the head, a common feature of sectarian, execution-style killings.
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The recent upsurge in sectarian violence in Iraq has raised fears of a civil war, with many Sunni Arabs saying that government-backed Shia militias are behind at least some of the attacks. On the other hand, militant Shia Sadrists are complaining about the US military operations in their areas of Baghdad and the arrest of their leaders. Many Sadrists believe that the US is conducting the military operations against the them in order to put pressure on Muqtada, who has been vocally calling for them to depart Iraq on a short timetable.
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Adnan Dulaimi of the Iraqi Accord Front announced Sunday July 2nd that his bloc had suspended its participation in parliament in protest against the kidnapping of one of its members. Taysir al-Mashhadani, a woman MP from Baqubah. The announcement was a huge blow to the Maliki government, which had prided itself on presiding over a government of national unity that included the Sunni Arabs. The Iraqi Accord Front has 44 deputies in the 275-member parliament.
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British forces are facing rising violence among Shia Muslim factions in southern Iraq, but are powerless to contain it. Since a spate of bomb attacks against them last autumn, British forces have largely kept out of the centre of Basra. Much of the police force in the south has been taken over by Shia militias who often clash with one another as well as intimidating ordinary people and attacking what is left of the Sunni community in the south.
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