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Baghdad Car Bomb Kills At Least 18


March 5, 2007 -- At least 18 people have died after a suicide car bomb exploded at a book market in central Baghdad. Dozens more were injured.


Despite an increase of U.S. and Iraqi troops on the streets in an effort to stamp out sectarian violence, car bombings remain commonplace in Baghdad.


Meanwhile, the Iraqi Interior Ministry announced today it had arrested the deputy leader of the Islamic State in Iraq, a Sunni militant movement linked to Al-Qaeda.


(AFP, AP, Reuters)

On The Verge Of Civil War

The Imam Al-Mahdi Army on parade (epa)


HAS THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ BECOME A CIVIL WAR? Many observers have concluded that the tit-for-tat sectarian violence that emerged after the February 2006 bombing of a mosque in Samarra has become a full-blown civil war.... (more)

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