Without more help — and quickly — Iraqi security forces may not be able to protect the fragile nation from insurgents and invaders after American troops leave at the end of the year, according to a U.S.
A series of attacks in Iraq on Sunday killed at least six people and wounded 29, part of a major upswing in violence after months of calm.Police officials said four bombs planted in cars went off around Baghdad and another north of Baghdad.
"Three car bombs blasted through security checkpoints ringing the Iraqi holy city of Karbala on Thursday and killed at least 51 people, most of whom were Shiite pilgrims headed to observe yearly religious rituals," the Associated Press reports.According to the BBC, "the blasts happened on two rout
"A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest in a crowd of police recruits on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people, officials said, undercutting Iraqi security efforts as the nation struggles to show it can protect itself without foreign help," the Associated Press now writes.The number of p
In Baghdad, ever since the brutal sectarian war in 2006 and 2007, the city has become a collection of enclaves, where, for the most part, Shiites live with Shiites and Sunnis live with Sunnis. This kind of separation is what happens after a civil war.