Iraq Expects AQI Surge
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- Iraq has assessed that Al Qaida would intensify operations
amid the U.S. withdrawal from cities in the Arab country.
Officials said the Baghdad government and military have concluded that
Al Qaida would expand operations, particularly against Iraqi security forces
and Shi'ites. They said AQI would seek to exploit the withdrawal of the U.S.
military from cities, particularly Baghdad, Baqubah and Mosul.