#AceWorldNews – BAGHDAD – April 07 – Iraqi Security Forces have killed 19 militants, while three others were killed in violence across the country on Monday, as unrest spreads ahead of parliamentary elections on April 30.
Iraqi police and soldiers killed 19 militants in clashes south of Baghdad as well as in the conflict hit western cities of Ramadi and Fallujah.
Authorities also found the corpses of two men in different areas of Baghdad and a policeman was gunned down north of the capital.
The polls on April 30 are the first since 2010 and come amid the worst sustained period of violence since 2008.
The blood-letting is driven by a brutal Sunni-Shia Sectarian war that has already killed more than 2,400 people this year.
#AceWorldNews says nearly nine years after a truck bomb killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others, the trial is starting of four Hezbollah members suspected of organizing his assassination. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague is trying the suspects for plotting the assassination in their absence, AP reported. Lebanon’s influential Shiite militia Hezbollah has vowed never to arrest the suspects. The suicide assassination with a ton of explosives on February 14, 2005, fueled sectarian divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.