An Iraqi American who wants to see peace and justice in the world.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Iraqi govt gets serious about combatting terrorism
Finally. Better late than never. Iraq should have elections more often!
'The Iraqi cabinet has approved a plan to offer rewards of up to 85,000 dollars for tip-offs about car bombs, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday, a day after a new wave of bombings.
"The cabinet decided on Tuesday to offer rewards of up to 100 million dinars (85,000 dollars) for information about car bombs," Maliki told a news conference.
The plan still needs to go before parliament.
Maliki also announced the creation of a new "joint coordination committee for intelligence and security which will work with citizens to unmask hidden terrorist cells."
Three car bombs rocked Baghdad on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding 14 in the fourth wave of coordinated attacks in as many months.
An eight-day-old baby was killed and 40 people wounded, five of them children, the same day by a car bomb targeting a church and adjacent school in the main northern city of Mosul.
There has been mounting criticism of the security services' failure to stem car bomb attacks, even against public buildings in the heart of the capital, despite the security measures already in place.'