Iraq’s summer of terror – Features – Al Jazeera English.
Summary: Baghdad, Iraq – Summer in Iraq has become a season of terror.
Five years after pulling itself out of civil war, the country is again mired in a relentless series of bombings, political assassinations and sectarian attacks that have stalled progress many Iraqis hoped they would achieve.
This year the holy month of Ramadan – when many Muslims fast in the day and gather in mosques, cafés and markets in the evening – has been marked by almost daily attacks on a widening range of targets.
Almost 600 people have been killed so far in July, most of them civilians. This month’s toll follows a grim landmark in May when the UN reported at least 963 civilians had been killed and more than 2,000 injured in the biggest monthly casualty toll since 2008.