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In Iraq, a Sunni revolt raises specter of new war

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/07/2014

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Liz Sly

BEIRUT — An eruption of violence in Iraq is threatening to undo much of what U.S. troops appeared to have accomplished before they withdrew, putting the country’s stability on the line and raising the specter of a new civil war in a region already buckling under the strain of the conflict in Syria.
In the western Iraqi province of Anbar, Sunnis are in open revolt against the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Militants affiliated with al-Qaeda have taken advantage of the turmoil to raise their flag over areas from which they had been driven out by American troops, including the powerfully symbolic city of Fallujah, where U.S. forces fought their bloodiest battle since the Vietnam War.
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"In Iraq, a Sunni revolt raises specter of new war", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2014. Consulté le 20/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/in-iraq-a-sunni-revolt-raises-specter-of-new-war