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Carnage on the streets of Baghdad

Video by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-08-21

The recent spate of deadly bomb attacks across Baghdad is seen in some quarters as an attempt to destabilise the government and undermine confidence in its ability to provide security. The attacks were the worst seen in the capital for months.

Date created : 2009-08-19

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