Continuing Sectarian Violence in Iraq

Sectarian violence continues in Iraq between Sunni and Shia militants. Amid a series of bombings and attacks there are some signs of connections between sectarian violence in Syria and neighboring Iraq.


Sectarian violence became pervasive in Baghdad and other regions of Iraq during the most intensive phase of the Iraq War. Mainstream U.S. media has largely ignored sectarian conflict in Iraq since the withdrawal of American combat forces from the country, yet the violence continues.

Iraq has received a flood of refugees from the Syrian Civil War, perhaps contributing to the growing level of sectarian tensions in Iraq.

The Washington Post reports on sectarian violence in Iraq.

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