Democracy Now: Over 50 Killed in Iraq Violence


The death toll from a string of attacks across Iraq Wednesday has surpassed fifty, with nearly 200 people wounded. Earlier today eight members of a US-backed Sunni militia were killed in eastern Iraq. The attacks follow the recent withdrawal of some 14,000 US troops, leaving just under 50,000 in Iraq for the first time since the 2003 invasion. The White House, meanwhile, has announced President Obama will give a televised address Tuesday night to mark the end of US combat missions in Iraq, even though US forces will continue to fight.

~ by wheresthemic on August 26, 2010.

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