A Report From ‘On the Ground’

This comes from A Star From Mosul, where things haven’t been very nice today. She is a young Iraqi blogger whose life has turned upside down from the military action in that country. Further on in her post, she is particularly critical of Iraq the Model, a blog I’ve long suspected of being a mouthpiece of the US administration. It is interesting to see this independently corroborated.

What’s happening?

Mosul is a mess today.. I woke up late today to know that a fuel tanker exploded near the university: A place full of people and shops and cars waiting in the long gas station line, with a police station nearby.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A suicide bomber driving a fuel tanker struck a major police station in the northern city of Mosul on Thursday, killing 12 people and wounding 25, many of them motorists waiting to buy gas at a nearby station, police said.

In the meanwhile, two big explosion happened in my neighborhood today. Many explosions and shooting in several other areas. A total of six car bombs as reported in the news..

In the most sacred month, most sacred day, some people have the heart to kill and orphan and widow.

At least 12 families in Mosul will have sorrow and sadness in Eid, instead of happiness, because someone decided to kill himself in a way many won’t forget..

Read the rest here.

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