Eight more killed in Iraq on anniversary of U.S. invasion
At least eight people were killed In Iraq Thursday on the eleventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion into Iraq in 2003, according to Agence France Presse.
Thursday's death toll adds to Wednesday's whopping 46 killed as sectarian violence grows in the MENA country.
Clashes and roadside bombs in the outskirts of the capital as well as in Ramadi and the Salaheddin and Kirkuk provinces left eight dead, including four policeman.
The Iraq government battled to regain control of Ramadi earlier this year after anti-government fighters too over control of the city. Iraqi forces stil are struggling to regain nearby Fallujah, however.
At least 300 people in Iraq have been killed within March alone, and nearly 2,000 have died since the beginning of the year, according to AFP figures, as Iraq witnesses its worst sectarian bloodshed since the 2006-07 clashes.
- Third anniversary of US invasion: At least 17 dead in Iraq attacks
- Three US troops die as anti-war activists mark 3rd anniversary of invasion to Iraq
- More than 350 Iraqi civilians killed since the start of invasion; US, British forces to intensify attacks
- Counting the cost: Iraq 10 years after US-led invasion