Wednesday :: Feb 22, 2006

Shiite Reprisals Have Started


by Steve

God help our troops; the reprisals have started:

Gunmen in police uniforms seized a dozen Sunni men suspected of being insurgents from a prison in the mainly Shi'ite city of Basra on Wednesday and later killed 11 of them, police and British forces said.
Among those killed in the apparent reprisal attack for the bombing of a major Shi'ite shrine earlier in the day were two Egyptians, police sources said. The others were Iraqis.
The attackers arrived in a convoy of cars at the Maakel prison and 11 of the prisoners were later found with gunshot wounds elsewhere.

You know what comes next: the Sunnis will not sit still for this, and we are stuck in the middle.

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