Friday, April 24, 2009

Mark's neighborhood during the surge

BAGHDAD — Two suicide bombers struck outside the gates of the holiest Shiite site in Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 60 people and wounding scores more, according to preliminary reports from police officials.

The blasts came after the single deadliest day in Iraq in more than a year, and punctuated a deadly outburst of violence in recent weeks. In barely 24 hours, at least 140 people have died and 240 have been wounded.

Friday’s bombings occurred near the shrine of Imam Musa al-Kadhim, one of the twelve imams of Shiite Islam, in the Kadhimiya neighborhood of Baghdad. Like some previous bombings, the attacks appeared to be aimed at Shiites.

I still have it bookmarked on Google Earth. Maybe it's time to get rid of those.

The rest of the story is here.


ABNPOPPA said...

I suggest you keep it booked marked. This ain't over yet even though Sgt. Mark will soon be out. Just a little reminder that we still have others in Harm's Way.


Airborne dad said...

I know. I wish it were over. But we are in it for the long haul.