20 July 2006

Civil War Spreads Across Iraq

"A civil war between Sunni and Shia Muslims is spreading rapidly through central Iraq, with each community seeking revenge for the latest massacre. Yesterday a suicide bomber driving a van packed with explosives blew himself up outside the golden-domed mosque in Kufa, killing at least 59 and injuring more than 130 Shia.

"In the past 10 days, while the world has been absorbed by the war in Lebanon, sectarian massacres have started to take place on an almost daily basis, leading observers to fear a level of killing approaching that of Rwanda immediately before the genocide of 1994. On a single spot on the west bank of the Tigris river in north Baghdad, between 10 and 12 bodies have been drifting ashore every day."

Click here or here to read the full report by Patrick Cockburn.

2 comments:

Mai said...

Dear Aiman,

Where are you !
This is a very intresting blog, i wish for you and your colleages all the best and success!
I thought that you will be one of those who congratulated me for being selected as "the writer of the month" in Muslimah Writers Alliance.
anyways this is the site www.muslimahwritersalliance.com
Have a look, and do do'aa for us to serve islam and humanity by our words.

Jazak Allahu Khairan.

your sister
Mai

Aiman said...

Yes, congratulations to you, sister Mai. May Allah set you as an example for all of us.