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Bomb Attacks Kill 26 in Baghdad

Violence raged unabated in Iraq on Wednesday as bomb attacks killed at least 26 people in Baghdad and mortar rounds fell on homes in a nearby town. A spokesman for the powerful Association of Muslim Scholars, meanwhile, blasted the government for failing to staunch the deadly sectarian attacks over the past week that have pushed the country toward civil war. “It is clear that the government and its security forces are incapable of taking any action,” said Abdul-Salam al-Kubaisi, a spokesman for the Sunni clerical group. Government forces, he said, should “do their duty and withdraw to the Green Zone,” the secure region in central Baghdad that houses the U.S. Embassy. Full Story

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