August 26, 2010
Posted: 1027 GMT
Wednesday was a bloody day in conflict-worn Iraq. Just days after the much hyped drawdown of American combat brigades at least 48 Iraqis were killed in bomb attacks in 13 cities spread throughout the entire country.
The spike in violence is no surprise to many Iraqi citizens, who, as our Baghdad correspondent Arwa Damon reports, are increasingly fearful of a return to the "dark years"
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) – "It's so bad, the security situation is so bad in Baghdad, Arwa, it really is you have to believe me," one of our maintenance staff said to me, his eyes welling with tears.
In all my years here, even when the violence was at its worst, I have never seen him so distraught....
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