The Daily Iraq: 23 July 2013

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.

Author: DWD

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