Monday, June 18, 2018
News Roundup

U.S. warns of rising threat from al-Qaida in Iraq

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. and Iraqi diplomats warned Thursday of a rising threat in Iraq from al-Qaida, which is carrying out suicide and car bombings with greater frequency nearly two years after U.S. troops withdrew from the country.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari also discussed how to stop Iraqi airspace from being used to ferry weapons and illicit cargo from Iran to the embattled Syrian government and how to stem the flow of weapons and extremist fighters into Iraq from neighboring Syria.

"It's a two-way street. It's a dangerous street," Kerry said.

The two met on the same day that a wave of car bombs hit the Iraqi capital, killing 33 people and wounding dozens.

More than 3,000 people have been killed during the past few months, including 69 who died last weekend in a series of car bombings targeting those celebrating the end of Ramadan.

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