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Iraq now an Al-Qaeda battleground, British report says

The US-led coalition’s failure to restore security has turned Iraq into a battleground for the likes of Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network, a British parliamentary committee said. In a major report on the war on terrorism, the House of Commons foreign affairs committee said the lack of law and order had created a “vacuum” for criminals and militias, with “appalling consequences” for the Iraqi people. It added that Iraq’s own police and armed forces are still “a long way from being able to maintain security,” and warned that ongoing violence could mar elections planned for early next year.Full Story

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