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Thursday, January 31, 2008
re-up gang records, everyone must pay now:
Building off these re-up blog posts I've been writing at THFTNR, my just-out piece for TWI is about early signs of security backsliding in Iraq. I even got some stats to bring you. Here's my lede:
Iraq security statistics over the past 13 weeks, obtained exclusively by The Washington Independent, tell the tale. In Baghdad, improvised-explosive device (IED) detonations explosions in Baghdad have ticked up slightly to 131 in January from 129 in December—and the last week of January is not included in these latest figures. Countrywide, there was an increase in IED explosions to 2,291 in December from 1,394 in November, followed by a dip to 1,270 in the first three weeks of January. But the week ending on January 25 saw seven suicide explosions Iraq-wide, the most since the week ending Dec. 21, 2007.