Suicide bombings at highest numbers in history since Iraq invasion

with 4 comments

from Raw Story

Surge: 2007 saw double number of bombings of any year ever recorded

Suicide bombings have risen to their highest levels in recorded history since the invasion of Iraq, according to a new report buried on page A18 of Friday’s Washington Post.

Of the 1840 suicide bombings since 1983, the year a suicide bomber attacked the US Embassy in Lebanon, 920 — or 50 percent — of suicide bombings have occurred since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.

More than 82% of the suicide bombings last year were in Iraq. The number of bombings last year, 658, was more than twice the number of attacks at any point in the last 25 years.

The unpublished research was compiled by US government experts and leaked on condition of anonymity.

Suicide bombers engaged in 658 strikes across the globe in 2007; 542 were in U.S.-occupied Afghanistan and Iraq.

Full Story and link to WaPo article here



Written by mudshark

April 19, 2008 at 1:56 am

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  1. 2007 was the worst year for US fatalities as well, “the surge is working” …yeh right.


    April 19, 2008 at 7:40 am

  2. it must be, the media keeps making a point of pimping people that say so. there is this one guy that doesn’t think so. πŸ™‚


    April 19, 2008 at 7:37 pm

  3. hahahahaha, woah, by the end he’s literally frothing at the mouth, lol.


    April 19, 2008 at 9:16 pm

  4. he’s a riot. I was lmao for an hour when I heard that.
    he may not be right on a lot of other things, but he has that one down.


    April 19, 2008 at 10:11 pm

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