Friday, February 24, 2006

Iraq Appears To Be Calming Down

I guess that happens when ban daytime movement in four of the largest provinces, including Baghdad.

state television announced a curfew banning foot and vehicle traffic until 4 p.m. today in four central provinces, including predominantly Sunni areas.

You do have to wonder how long the Iraqi government can lock down the central part of the country, and what will happen once free movement is again allowed.

Another Shi'ia Holy Site Attacked

This time it was The tomb of Salman Pak.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Gunmen fired two rockets at a tomb sacred for Shiites south of Baghdad causing damage but no casualties, a Shiite official said.

The tomb of Salman Pak, also known as Salman al-Farisi, was attacked after sunset with two rockets

This sounds like a copy cat attack, or an attack seeking to avenge the attacks on Sunni sites and clergy that were carried out to avenge the attack on the Askariya mosque. It doesn't sound like a follow up of the initial attack, but I suspect there is a follow up coming soon.

Another UPDATE

The lockdown is extended another 24 hours.


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