This is civil war:

Nearly 180,000 Iraqis have now been displaced due to ongoing sectarian violence, an increase of about 80,000 from previous figures, said government officials.

And so is this:

It was a brutal killing, even by the standards of this violent country. Gunmen set up a fake checkpoint north of here Sunday, stopped two minibuses and executed 20 passengers, including students on their way to final exams.