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On the Line Iraq: The Resurgence of Al-Qaedai
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January 24, 2014
The last year has been the deadliest in Iraq since 2008. Al Qaeda linked groups have seized territory in several parts of the country. The government is bogged down in operations against these groups. Earlier this month a wave of coordinated car bombs rocked Baghdad killing over 60 people. This was another indication of the strength of the militant groups in Iraq. This week’s “On the Line” discusses the primary reasons for Iraq's security troubles as well as their possible responses.

On the Line Iraq: The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda

Published January 23, 2014

The last year has been the deadliest in Iraq since 2008. Al Qaeda linked groups have seized territory in several parts of the country. The government is bogged down in operations against these groups. Earlier this month a wave of coordinated car bombs rocked Baghdad killing over 60 people. This was another indication of the strength of the militant groups in Iraq. This week’s “On the Line” discusses the primary reasons for Iraq's security troubles as well as their possible responses.

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