WWB: dead bodies dumped on the streets
WHAT WAR BRINGS: dead bodies of unknown persons found dumped on the streets, and nearly anywhere else also
A part of all wars and occupations is the vast rise in murder and violence in the society that has war visited upon them, or has a foreign occupation visited upon them.
Part of that are just random murders, because society just disintegrates and people go generally nutso and kill off whomever. Or it could be old family feuds or neighborhood feuds that drive the increase in murders. Or it could be racial violence.
But another part of it – a large part in the case of
Here is a very small sample of the bodies found dumped in
29 May 2009 Police on Thursday said they found the body of man in Telkeif, north of
29 May 2009 Police forces on Friday found two bodies of a man and a woman in a house at Takh village, southwestern Makhmour suburb, according to a security source. The bodies bore signs of gunshot wounds. Makhmour, which lies 68 km southwest of Arbil city, is one of the disputed areas between the central
5 July 2009 Police found the body of a man with bullet wounds to the head and chest in
5 July 2009 Iraqi army forces on Sunday found an unknown body belonging to a young man in northern
14 July 2009 Police forces on Tuesday found an unknown body in a village near Baaquba, according to a local security source. “The corpse, found in Sharwin village, Shahraban district (45 km northeast of Baaquba), bore signs of gunshot wounds and was taken to the morgue,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The age of the victim ranges from 25 to 30 years. He is believed to have been killed during the past two days,” the source noted. Baaquba, the capital city of
17 July 2009 Policemen found the body of a girl in her 20s in eastern al-Kut city on Friday, a security source said. “The body, showing signs of having been shot, was found in the open and most probably she was killed today (July 17),” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The body was removed to the
20 July 2009 Meanwhile, the same source said police forces in Diwaniya found on Monday an unidentified body of a man clad in uniform in the area of al-Nahr al-Thalith, (65 km) east of the capital city of al-Diwaniya. “The body showed signs of having been stabbed to death,” he said, adding the police are investigating the incident. Diwaniya lies 180 km south of the Iraqi capital
6 Aug 2009 A body with bullet wounds was found in northern
23 Aug 2009 Police said they found the body of a man on Saturday whose throat had been slit in eastern
This is by no means a comprehensive listing.
As bad as things might be in 2009 in
It was in 2006 that the numbers of dead bodies found on the streets really shot up (sometimes over a hundred in a single day) but 2005 and 2007 also showed significant numbers. The blog Today in Iraq and Iraq Today tracked what happened on a daily basis in
All the other years of the
But, an average of 50 bodies a day would be equal to 18,250 per year. Since the
People would come to the local morgues to try to identify the bodies of their missing loved ones, but were often unsuccessful. The bodies were often decayed or damaged by violence, and where therefore unrecognizable.
Many of the unknown Iraqi bodies from
If unidentified bodies are being dumped in
Unknown bodies were found in