Iraqi Defense Ministry: Bombings won’t Delay US Withdrawal

Iraqi defense ministry spokesman Muhammad al-Askari said Friday that the recent string of bombings in Iraq would not delay the US military withdrawal. He told Agence France Presse, “It would be good for Al-Qaeda if US forces stayed in Iraq, because they could justify their kidnappings, bombings and killings . . .”

Aljazeera English reports on the recent suicide bombings and examines the motivations of the bombers.

Aljazeera English also reports on the traumatized victims Iraq’s militia death squads have left behind.

Tiare Rath argues that the fundamentalist vigilantes and having some success in Mosul.

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