Iraq Body Count figures for July 22: 28 civilians killed
IBC total to-date for July, 2013: 684 civilians killed
Agency France Presse reported another 28 killed on Tuesday in attacks on two Sunni mosques in Kirkuk and one in Baghdad, while a fourth bomb exploded outside the Imam Ali Mosque in Qut, which, despite AFP reporting that these bombs “targeted worshippers gathered for evening prayers at four Sunni mosques,” is likely a Shi’a mosque. Still no reason to think there’s anybody behind these attacks other than Sunni extremists. July is now easily the deadliest month of 2013 in Iraq, and we’ve still got a week to go.
Also, the al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) officially claimed responsibility for Sunday’s prison break at Taji and Abu Graib prisons, although everybody already knew who was behind it.