sectarian divide

  • December 31, 2012  

    In other news Monday, a string of attacks across Iraq left nearly two dozen dead. The majority of the violence targeted Shiites. Meanwhile, Syrian government troops attempted to push back rebels entrenched in a key southern suburb of Damascus. The attacks toppled buildings and sent civilians running from their homes. Continue reading

  • July 23, 2012  

    Monday’s deadly attacks in Iraq come just as tension between Sunnis and Shiites has increased and just after al-Qaida leaders declared they intend to free prisoners and assassinate court officials. Margaret Warner talks to Al-Jazeera’s Jane Arraf in Baghdad about what the attacks mean for the possible resurgence of al-Qaida. Continue reading