Carnage continues as US rushes in troops

Thousands of US-led troops launched simultaneous assaults against a noose of al Qaeda strongholds around Baghdad last week, but insurgents once again struck the centre of the capital with a devastating truck suicide bomb, defying a recently-completed

23rd June, 2007

Thousands of US-led troops launched simultaneous assaults against a noose of al Qaeda strongholds around Baghdad last week, but insurgents once again struck the centre of the capital with a devastating truck suicide bomb, defying a recently-completed troop ‘‘surge’’ that was supposed to bring more security to the city.

Loaded with half a ton of TNT and around 50 propane tanks, the truck bomb destroyed the prayer hall of the Shi’ite...

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