By James M. Dorsey Iraqi football pitches have emerged as an alternative battleground in the struggle for control of Iraq between the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls chunks of northern Iraq, and embattled Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki. Iraqi officials said the broadcasting last Sunday in Baghdad’s Al-Shaab International Stadium of the World Cup …
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Sunday’s violence struck north of Baghdad, in predominantly Sunni Arab areas of Iraq.
Maliki said on Saturday that sectarian strife “came back to Iraq, because it began in another place in this region”, in an apparent reference to Syria.
Iraq announced two inspections of aircraft, both in October
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev agree on weapons deals totalling over $4.2 billion.