Al-Qaeda militants occupying areas in the Anbar province west of Baghdad have enough arms to siege the capital, top Iraqi officials warned Monday amid a spate of bombings that killed at least 31 people across Iraq.
A spate of armed attacks across Iraq, including car bombings, has left at least 30 dead and scores injured. Meanwhile the central government is struggling to regain control of Fallujah overrun by al-Qaeda and other insurgent groups early this year.
After years of the UK failing to prosecute direct perpetrators among its troops in Iraq it’s time for international courts to step in, Andreas Schueller, legal adviser at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, told RT.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq has the will to fight while the government forces are very weak and have no control in a country struggling to cope with the bloodshed, Anders Kaergaard, a former Danish intelligence officer told RT.
As Iraq risks falling even further into sectarian violence, the United States is considering training some of the country’s elite military forces in neighboring Jordan, according to a report by Reuters.