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Attacks in Baghdad Spiked in March, U.S. Data Show

BAGHDAD — After an overall decline in attacks against civilians and American and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad over the past several months, the number more than doubled in March from the previous month, according to statistics compiled by the American military in Baghdad.

The sharp increase in overall attacks, to 631 in March from 239 in February, reflects new strikes against the Green Zone, the heavily fortified headquarters for Iraq’s central government and the American Embassy here, as well as renewed fighting in the Sadr City district of Baghdad between Shiite militias and Iraqi government and American forces.

Violence in Sadr City first flared more than a week ago after Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki started a poorly coordinated military campaign to retake the southern port city of Basra from Shiite militias. The fighting has had repercussions in other Shiite enclaves

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Added: Apr-8-2008 
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  • Lol, desperate losers. Attacks go up, US loses? The Mahdi Army is just about to get raped. That's all.

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  • I wonder if the knew that increasing such attacks would influence undecided voters in the primary race? Or perhaps they watched the news and new that Petreus was going before congress again.
    Those above who make the usual "I thought the surge was working" statements obviously don't keep up with the big picture, they only focus on that which continues their agenda....
    To them...read me avatar.......

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  • Aside from the poor unfortunate people caught up in the battles between the Shiites and invaders, it is heartening to see virtually no change in premeditated attacks on civilians whereas attacks on the invaders are up substantially.

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  • when did liveleak have so many sholars. we know nothing about war. i.e. civies.

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  • Knob_Jockey: "It's all going so well... for the resistance that is.

    Americans clearly never tire of making the same mistake time and again.

    They were baying for war in 2003, but obviously chose a country to attack which barely had an army, mustn't be too dangerous for the brave boys of course.
    Seems entirely fitting they've got a war now, unfortunately they only wanted a little itty bitty war which was over before the commercials started.

    Think of all the good uses the trillion dollars could have been put to, nah lets bomb somewhere."
    H More..

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  • Thinker001: "
    Knob_Jockey: "It's all going so well... for the resistance that is.

    Americans clearly never tire of making the same mistake time and again.

    They were baying for war in 2003, but obviously chose a country to attack which barely had an army, mustn't be too dangerous for the brave boys of course.
    Seems entirely fitting they've got a war now, unfortunately they only wanted a little itty bitty war which was over before the commercials started.

    Think of all the good uses the trillion dollars could have been put to, nah lets bomb somewhere."
    H More..
    The U.S. is the worlds biggest player when it comes to funding terrorism overseas.

    There is no link what so ever between 9/11, 7/7 and the Iraq war, yet the Iraqi people are paying the price. AQI didn't even exist prior to 2003, the US effectively created and recruited the AQI when they decided to invade. Ponder on that.

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  • General_Ignorance: "
    Thinker001: "
    Knob_Jockey: "It's all going so well... for the resistance that is.

    Americans clearly never tire of making the same mistake time and again.

    They were baying for war in 2003, but obviously chose a country to attack which barely had an army, mustn't be too dangerous for the brave boys of course.
    Seems entirely fitting they've got a war now, unfortunately they only wanted a little itty bitty war which was over before the commercials started.

    Think of all the good uses the trillion dollars could have been put to, nah lets bomb somewhere.[/qu More..
    The U.S. is the worlds biggest player when it comes to funding terrorism overseas.

    There is no link what so ever between 9/11, 7/7 and the Iraq war, yet the Iraqi people are paying the price. AQI didn't even exist prior to 2003, the US effectively created and recruited the AQI when they decided to invade. Ponder on that."
    Thats exactly what i think!

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  • That shows that a partial cause for the peace in Iraq was the Sadr cease fire. Considering that the surge caused a major spike in attacks, it appears that it is back to business I usual. It is a shame.

    For this conflict to end, the Iraqi police have to be better equipped and trained, they're getting their asses kicked out there.

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  • It's all going so well... for the resistance that is.

    Americans clearly never tire of making the same mistake time and again.

    They were baying for war in 2003, but obviously chose a country to attack which barely had an army, mustn't be too dangerous for the brave boys of course.
    Seems entirely fitting they've got a war now, unfortunately they only wanted a little itty bitty war which was over before the commercials started.

    Think of all the good uses the trillion dollars could have be More..

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  • But...the surggggggggge??? lol

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