Left of Boom

Iraq Hotspots

A snapshot view of some of the most violent areas of Iraq reveals a volatile Sunni Triangle, an insurgent stronghold that stretches northwest of Baghdad. The data is for May 2007, one of the deadliest months for U.S. troops since the war began. A look at these incidents in several major cities and their surrounding areas. Roll over a circle below for details.

NOTE: Total incidents include significant attacks against U.S. and coalition forces or civilian targets, as reported by the U.S. military.
SOURCES: Aegis Defense Services, Army Corps of Engineers
GRAPHIC: Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, The Washington Post - September 30, 2007

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