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A boy inspects a destroyed car after a car bomb attack hit the Sha'ab neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (Karim Kadim/AP)
A boy inspects a destroyed car after a car bomb attack hit the Sha'ab neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (Karim Kadim/AP)

Are we headed back to Iraq? That's the question as Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki comes to Washington this week to ask for more U.S. help in fighting the al-Qaida affiliate blamed for the recent spate of violence in the country.

On Sunday, a series of attacks — including car bombings in Baghdad and a suicide attack in the northern city of Mosul — killed more than 60 people. More than 5,000 have died in attacks since April.

The BBC's Hadia Alalawi joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the issue.

Guest

  • Hadia Alalawi, reporter for the BBC in London.

This segment aired on October 28, 2013.

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