U.S. military: Wave of attacks in Iraq 'eerily similar' to last year
Iraqi security forces inspect a site after an explosion in the northern city of Kirkuk after a series of bomb attacks across Iraq.
August 15th, 2011
11:48 AM ET

U.S. military: Wave of attacks in Iraq 'eerily similar' to last year

A barrage of deadly attacks struck across Iraq Monday, killing at least 75 people and wounding more than 250 others, Iraqi officials said.

Twenty bombings and shooting incidents were reported. Some struck police and security forces, though a great many targeted civilians.

Casualty reports from police, Interior Ministry officials, and health officials put the number of wounded at 252 by early evening.

"Once again, murderers and criminals have carried out attacks against innocent civilians to add a new page to their black criminal record," Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a statement.

He called on security forces to "not let the killers catch their breath," and pursue them "until they finish them."

It was the worst wave of violence to strike the country in months, taking place on the halfway mark of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

"Today's attacks are eerily similar to the stream of large scale, complex attacks that occurred here last year during Ramadan on Aug. 25," said Maj. Angela Funaro, spokeswoman for United States Forces-Iraq.

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  1. China Navy Military Academy researcher Li Jie

    these people are crazy...

    August 15, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |

    maybe it's like their "forth of july"????

    August 15, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. michaelfury


    August 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kerahdah

    America's intervention in Iraq has had no positive effect on that country. When you count the dead on both sides you have to question the wisdom of securing oil supplies in blood.

    August 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karnak

      You are resorting to old and stale refrains. It was not about oil that the second Gulf war was fought. Get your facts right.

      August 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. michaelfury

    Good thing they don't have WMDs, right?


    August 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pink Panther

    Looks like the right-wing nuts in Washington are at it again. So many bombings and killings. When will this illegal war end! Those thugs have got to go. It's as simple as that!

    August 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |

      give it a rest..

      August 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Humber

    Thank you Pink Panther,good post MF.

    August 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RuffNutt

    That joker above is up to his old tricks posing as me. He won't make a fool out of me! This war cannot continue. The right-wing thugs in Washington have to go. It's as simple as that.

    August 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pink Panther

    Its clowns like the one above you,RuffNutt that really get my goat. He makes a tea party joke out of everything. He must be a fan of Sarah Palin.

    August 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jazzzzzzz

    ohhh, shut up TROLL OF PINK PANTHER, I know your NOT pink panther idiot... everybody knows

    August 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Galactic Cannibal

    Tell me again why we attacked IRAQ? Did Iraq attack the USA..,NO. Was killing 1000's of our troops and tens 1000's of IRAQI's and borrowing $1 trillion to prosecute this was ...WORTH IT ....Personally I think not. Washington please stop telling other countries how to behave, We are not the world's Judge, and our role model as trusting nation is in decline.

    August 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    I see my troll, Richard, is trolling Pink Panther and Ruffie.
    What a sad, lame, boring individual who repeats the same song over and over.
    I really feel sorry for him.

    August 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzzzzzz

    Sorry folks,I didn't post the above. Someone is trying to discredit me. He must be a fan of Sarah Palin with such tea party lingo. Leave it to the right-wing thugs in Washington to send in their pawns to spew their propaganda. This simply has to stop!

    August 15, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Pink Panther

    Good post Jazzzzzz,thank you.

    August 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. s kel

    yeah same thing happened to me several times i contacted cnn about it,nothing happened. Some sob was using my name.

    August 15, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
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