August 28th, 2013
02:12 PM ET

Baghdad bombs: Dozens killed, scores wounded

Tensions festered in Iraq Wednesday after nearly 50 people died and dozens of others were wounded in a string of bombings mostly in and around Baghdad, police said

The bloodshed occurred during an intense time in Iraq. The country has endured months of escalating violence stemming from decades-old discord between the nation's Sunnis and Shiites, the two largest branches of Islam. And the government says it is gearing up if the Syrian conflict next door escalates.

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  1. saywhat

    Comments have been exhausted on the subject of Iraq.
    Yemen,Libya,Syria, Egypt then Lebanon and then Iran.
    Onward Graham-McCain-Mitch, King & Co and Netanyahu and Sauds. Onward.

    August 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Ah, how is that good old American democracy working out? Are we done imposing our will on the world yet?

    August 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • morigoldlist

      good old American democracy can only be offered. Can`t be forced. These people were given the freedom from the tyranny of Saadam Hussein. They have now freely chosen to continue their sectarian war and kill each other. THAT`s freedom in action.... even IF we don`t agree with their actions.

      August 29, 2013 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    It needs to stop.

    August 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DrDinar

    This isn't going to be good news for the dinar investers but Baghdad willl get over it (I hope!)

    September 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |