Abrasive leadership and urban terror mark difficult transition in Iraq

Issue 915 - 12 Jan 2012 | 5 minute read

Many Iraqis looked on with trepidation as an upsurge in terrorist attacks, apparently intended to create a new Sunni-Shia conflict, coupled with rising sectarian political tensions to mark the US’ formal withdrawal of troops, which took place a fortnight before the planned 31 December departure.

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