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Law and Order must replace militias' rule in Iraq
"We strongly condemn yesterday's senseless terrorist attacks in Sadr city and
Athamia district in Baghdad. It is time to neutralize militias and enforce the rule of
law." Said Jabbar Hasan, director of Iraqi Association in London.
It was a highly orchestrated attack that aims to unleash yet another cycle of reprisal
killings and push the country closer to all-out civil war. Thursday's carnage began in
the afternoon in sections of the sprawling working-class area, including a crowded
"No good purpose can be achieved by such an indiscriminate and cruel use of terror."
Said Hasan of Iraqi Association.
A new pattern of revenge has become the driver of violence in Baghdad. The
sectarian-based militias in Iraq appear to be waging tit-for-tat attacks on rival groups.
This violence and fear led many Iraqis, especially professionals, to flee the country.
The UNHCR said earlier this month that up to 2,000 Iraqis a day are going to Syria
and an additional 1,000 a day to Jordan. Overall, the U.N High Commissioner
estimates that since the war began in March 2003, 1.6 million Iraqis have been
displaced internally and up to 1.8 million are living outside the country.
Sadistic terrorist crimes in Iraq must inspire us to work unceasingly together in
pursuit of peace, justice and respect for differences. Dissolving militias will ease the
tension, which will equally break the cycle of foreign terrorists and pave the way for
We extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims
and those who have injured in the inhumane act of terror on 23rd November 2006.
For more information please contact Jabbar Hasan on 020 8741 5491
Mobile 07761 081030
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