Iraq: Ramadan Attacks Heighten Fears of Global Violence

Stratfor Intelligence

Oct 27, 2003


A coordinated bombing attack in Baghdad on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan will heighten fears in the West that the next 30 days could be a bloodbath of militant attacks around the globe.


Suicide bombers attacked five targets, four successfully, in Baghdad on Oct. 27. The attacks -- on the four police stations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) -- came at the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.