Monday, April 29, 2013

Iraq violence 'a war between people and the government'

Iraqis inspect the site of a car bomb attack that took place the previous day in Baghdad's district of Sadr City on April 16, 2013. (AFP Photo)  

Bloodshed in Iraq shows no signs of ending but the situation would get even worse unless the government starts to work actively to calm the protests down, experts on the issue Shwan Zulal and Dirk Adriaensens told RT.

Over 200 people have been killed in a week of sectarian violence in Iraq. It started out with a deadly firefight in the north, where the military raided a Sunni anti-government protest camp. More than 50 civilians died in the attack last Tuesday.

Baghdad has blocked 10 television channels operating in the region, including Al Jazeera, accusing them of promoting violence. With no sign of peace between the Sunni and the ruling Shia communities, Iraq's Prime Minister warns the state is dragging itself into a civil war.

“The situation in Iraq is dire at the moment and it has been since the American Army left the country,” says political analyst and blogger Shwan Zulal.

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