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February 19, 2007

Premature Elation



So much for the "brilliant success" of the escalation, aka as "Operation Imposing Law":

At least 15 people were killed today in a series of bombings in and around Baghdad, as US and Iraqi forces struggled to quell violence in the city with a major new security drive.

The attacks - among a series of incidents around the country which killed almost 30 people in all today - followed a twin car-bombing in eastern Baghdad yesterday, that killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 120.

Before yesterday's blasts, Iraq's leaders had hailed a steep decline in sectarian violence, kidnappings and assassinations in the capital under the crackdown, officially known as Operation Imposing Law.
No word on how Maliki describes the plan now.

Image: AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye.

posted at 4:41 AM by Wonky Muse

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