Violence in Iraq Escalates During Ramadan

iraq-ramadan-attacks-280There was more sectarian violence in Iraq this week, as attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan continued. Bombings carried out against both Sunnis and Shiites have killed nearly two hundred people in the two weeks since Ramadan began. Iraq was already experiencing a wave of violence that put 2013 on track to be the country’s deadliest year in the past five.