WASHINGTON — Iraqi violence continues to rage as ten car bombs exploded in the capital city of Baghdad, killing at least 39 Iraqis.
Reuters reports that the ongoing sectarian violence is worrying domestic and foreign analysts, who fear that Sunni and Shi’a tensions could lead to a full-blown civil war between the two Islamic sects.
Iran’s current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for peace, but his calls seem empty as some think Iranian elements are fueling the violence. International terrorist group al-Qaeda is also to blame, as the coordinated nature of car bombings match their primary strategy.
Over 1,000 Iraqis were killed in sectarian violence this past May, marking one of the bloodiest months on record after the U.S.-led intervention into Iraq in 2003.