Two Sunni mosques have been attacked in Hilla, 80km south of Baghdad. Hilla, or al-Hillah, is a Sunni majority area. Meanwhile, in Iskandariyah, a Sunni prayer caller was killed.

Iskandariyah is a mixed Sunni-Shi’ite area that was the center of extreme sectarian violence in 2006.

One of the mosques attacked was the Ammar bin Yassir.

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“After we heard the explosion, we went to its source and found that IEDs (improvised explosive devices) had been planted in the mosque. Residents said a group of people with military uniforms carried out this operation,” said a police captain.

No-one has yet to claim responsibility but some Sunni’s are blaming Shi’ites calling this a retaliatory attack for Saudi Arabia’s execution of Shi’a cleric Nimr al-Nimr. Meanwhile, Shi’ites are claiming that this was perpetrated by ISIS as a way to create sectarian discord.

Iraq descended into sectarian civil war after Al-Qaeda destroyed the Al-Askari mosque in 2006 with over 1000 people dying alone in the first few days following the mosque attack. The situation remains volatile as no official statement has been made on the perpetrators.

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Okan Gu
Okan Gu
2016-01-04 10:13

d**n, this is gonna be like sectarian violence but on roids

Kristjan Murmur
Kristjan Murmur
2016-01-04 10:23

starting

silverpalomino2013
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silverpalomino2013
2016-01-04 12:43

Hmm… still don’t buy the story that it was Al-Qaeda who destroyed the Al-Askari mosque in 2006. The US special ops forces were in that area and UK troops were caught dressed as arabs, too many coincidences. This looks the same to me. Though I hate to give them this much credit, it would be a major political play if the al Saud can pull off an incident like this and make everybody think “the other guy” did it. Instantly the sectarian war inflames again in Iraq and US/NATO/GCC has the perfect excuse to reinvade and reoccupy Iraq taking all… Read more »

Santiago Jose Katzenstein
Santiago Jose Katzenstein
2016-01-04 15:51

Why?

Gent Gaga
Gent Gaga
2016-01-04 20:29

Attemp after attempt to incite a Sunni/Shia war in the region by the zionist/wahabi alliance This is the time for every sect