100 Killed In Fierce Iraq Sectarian Violence




” At least 100 people were reported killed in three days of Iraq violence after government troops stormed a Sunni protest camp, igniting fierce sectarian clashes.

The fighting, which included soldiers from the Shiite-dominated government firing from helicopters on hiding Sunni gunmen, resulted in more than 50 deaths across the country’s northern provinces Wednesday and about the same number in a Sunni northern town Tuesday, authorities said.

Tuesday’s deaths were concentrated at a protest camp in Hawija, a town near Kirkuk, 100 miles north of Baghdad, where Sunni Muslims have protested for months against what they see as their marginalization under Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.”