Lewis W. Diuguid

Violence grows unchecked in Middle East

Updated: 2013-05-22T00:20:44Z

By Lewis W. Diuguid

The Kansas City Star

Violence in Iraq continues to claim more lives as sectarian tensions worsen.

The instability after the U.S. military pull-out in 2011 doesn’t bode well for Afghanistan when U.S. fighting forces are set to leave next year. In Iraq, more than a dozen car bombings killed at least 95 people on Monday, The Associated Press reports.

Many Sunnis are upset over the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The civil war in Syria also is thought to be feeding the violence in Iraq.

The fighting and tension add to the turmoil in the Middle East, which the Obama administration isn’t doing much to quell.

To reach Lewis W. Diuguid, call 816-234-4723 or send email to ldiuguid@kcstar.com.

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