Smoke rises above campaign posters after a series of bombs that exploded Friday, April 25, 2014 at a campaign rally for a Shiite group in Baghdad, Iraq, ahead of the country's parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The United States is quietly expanding the number of intelligence officers in Iraq and holding urgent meetings in Washington and Baghdad to find ways to counter growing violence by Islamic militants, U.S. government sources said.A high-level Pentagon team is now in Iraq to assess possible assistance for Iraqi forces in their fight against radical jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a group reconstituted from an earlier incarnation of al Qaeda, said two current government officials and one former U.S. official familiar with the matter.After ending nearly nine years of war in Iraq, the United States has limited military options inside the country.Before the U.S. military withdrew, it trained, equipped and conducted operations with Iraqi special forces.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE