Violence on the rise in Iraq

Violence on the rise in Iraq
Violence on the rise in Iraq

Violence on the rise in Iraq

AFP reports that 570 people were killed this month in Iraq. The country has seen a rise in violence since last April and the security situation continues to deteriorate nearly two years after the U.S. military withdrew from the country. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is in Washington this week seeking additional U.S. military support to help quell the rising violence. Iraqi American Laith Saud, a visiting professor at DePaul University’s Religious Studies Department, tells us what’s behind the rise in violence. (Photo: AP/Karim Kadim)