Attacks spark fresh Iraq fears

Bombings underline concerns over Iraq security shortcomings ahead of planned US pullout.

    With the US ramping up its war in Afghanistan, the Obama administration has pledged to get its combat troops out of Iraq by the deadline in under nine months.

    But Tuesday's string of attacks has underlined concerns over shortcomings in Iraqi security ahead of the planned withdrawal.

    The US condemned the attacks in Baghdad but maintained that - despite the violence - Iraqi leaders who passed an election law earlier this week are moving the country in the right direction.

    Sebastian Walker reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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