Iraq Attacks Leave Over 90 Dead
Iraq was rocked by a series of bombings on Monday, killing at least 92 people in the worst attacks to happen in a single day over the past year, CNN reported.
The attacks bore the blueprint of an al-Qaeda execution, although no group has claimed responsibility for the dastardly act that affected 17 Iraqi cities from the north to the south. The scale of the attacks and the violence they caused were unexpected following recent successes of U.S.-led foreign forces and local military in neutralizing al-Qaeda’s top leaders. The terrorist group has also suffered a drop in financial support.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki immediately called on local and foreign forces to go after the perpetrators, urging the military to “not let the killers catch their breath.” United States Forces-Iraq spokeswoman Angela Funaro said it was not yet clear what group is behind the attacks, but added that “today’s attacks are eerily similar to the stream of large-scale, complex attacks that occurred here last year during Ramadan on Aug. 25.” Last year’s attack was attributed to the al-Qaeda in Iraq.