Violence in Iraq
The attacks focused also on infrastructure, foreign workers and relief agencies, and had the intended effect of obstructing economic recovery. As a result, many Iraqis continued to go without basic services, such as clean drinking water and electricity, and became or remained unemployed. The worst was still to come.
Even with all their military might, the US-British occupying forces could do little about these developments. The revelations in May 2004 that US military guards in the infamous Abu Ghraib Prison were using torture and sexual abuse to break prisoners before interrogation also hurt their cause. Increasing unrest over all these matters broadened support for the opposition and the armed insurgency.
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