Posted by: Lister | August 15, 2007

Carnage in Iraq

With a minimum of dozens dying in Iraq everyday, things have to get really bad for Iraq to be top of the news. Al-Jazeera reports that 175 have died in a Yazidi community in Northern Iraq. The attack is being linked to the stoning of Du’a Khalil Aswad. And, apparently, Al-Qaeda is relocating to the North of Iraq.

btw, I wrote a bit about the Yazidi faith in the Du’a post. They worship what they believe is an angel, not the devil.

The BBC puts the death toll at 200.

“My friend and I were thrown high in the air. I still don’t know what happened to him,” Khadir Shamu, a 30-year-old Yazidi, told the Associated Press news agency.



  1. The death toll has risen to 344.

  2. Any survivors in the rubble will be left to die there.

    Official says there are insufficient resources to uncover survivors of Iraq’s worst ever suicide attacks

    Colonel Najim Abdullah, the governor of Tal Afar, said there were insufficient resources to continue searching for people among the ruins of Qahtaniya and Adnaniya, two villages devastated by multiple truck bombings last Tuesday.

    Up to 200 people are still thought to be unaccounted for, taking the death toll past 500. The victims were mainly members of the Yazidi minority sect, which has made its home around the Sinjar mountains, close to the border with Syria.

    “We do not have the real potential to tackle the problem,” said Abdullah. “If we are not even able to provide residents with ration cards, how can we save them now under the rubble?”

    Via Doug’s Darkworld

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