Posted by | December 22, 2011 10:18 | Filed under: Top Stories

Now that the United States military is gone Iraq may well descend into chaos.

A series of bombings hit Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 63 people in the first big assault attack on Iraq’s capital since a sectarian crisis erupted within its government just days after the U.S. troop withdrawal.

The apparently coordinated bombings were the first sign of a violent backlash against Shi’ite Muslim Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s move to sideline two Sunni Muslim rivals, raising the risk of a relapse into the sort of sectarian bloodletting that drove Iraq to the brink of civil war a few years ago.

In addition to the killings explosions across Baghdad accounted for 194 wounded.

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