Syria war stokes Iraq sectarianism

Mirza, Adal
May 2013
MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;5/10/2013, Vol. 57 Issue 19, p22
The article looks at political and social conditions in Iraq, as of May 2013. It reports there has been an increase in sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shias and discusses the Syrian war and its sectarian dimension as a factor. It describes possible contagion effects of the Syrian war in other parts of the region, including Lebanon and the Persian Gulf area. Iraqi President Nouri Al-Maliki is discussed.


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