In addition, the U.S. military reported the deaths of six soldiers and airmen, including two who were killed when their helicopter apparently was shot down during a combat air patrol southwest of Baghdad on Saturday.
And, if the bombings have been mainly coming from the Sunni side, I think this says that the Shia are fighting back through their militias which often wear the uniforms of the police or army. Is it a civil war yet?
WASHINGTON -- Nearly eight times as many Iraqis died last month in execution-style sectarian killings as in terrorist bombings carried out by insurgents, new US military statistics show.
And the NYtimes has a story and a graphic on the huge increase in sales of small weapons in Iraq since the bombing of the mosque in Samarra. Average people, families are now arming up.