Amid growing violence .. Maliki is seeking U.S. drones

Amid growing violence .. Maliki is seeking U.S. drones


Maliki is seeking US dronesPalm – preparing Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to travel to Washington to seek the help of U.S. President Barack Obama, in response to a wave of sectarian violence, fueled by the civil war in Syria, where 55 people were killed in more than a dozen bombings in the country two days ago.

And receive Shi’ite-led government blamed on Sunni Islamist al Qaeda for the killings that have reached their rates daily level did not know over the next five years, and will be asked Maliki Obama on Friday accelerate the delivery of promised for drones and fighter jets F-16s believed it could help in the promotion of the long desert border with Syria.

Has been unable to Iraqi security forces – trained and equipped than the U.S. troops withdrew in late 2011 after nine years of occupation – to prevent the escalation in violence, which reached the number of civilian victims since the beginning of this year to about seven thousand people.

Police said yesterday that 11 car bomb exploded in mainly Shi’ite areas across the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and its environs, which led to the death of 41 people in what appeared to be a coordinated series of attacks bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda. 14 people were killed when a suicide bomber drove his car next to a queue waiting soldiers exchange salary from a bank in the northern city of Mosul, and then blew the car according to the agency “Reuters”. Has not issued any ads immediate responsibility.

In the worst attacks in the Baghdad area, two cars exploded just moments near a crowded market in the town of Nahrawan, south of the capital, killing seven people. In municipalities where a car bomb killed three other people I talked a woman from the town of appalling start to the work week. And Suad Ahmed said, “I was not fast when a powerful explosion rocked the building and smashed the windows of my apartment and covered cut glass dining table, panic struck me, and I heard women and children crying in the house next door and started to cry.”

Having settled the monthly average of the civilian death toll between 300 and 400 in the period from 2009 to 2012 than double the numbers approached that since the outbreak of violence in April, when government forces stormed a sit-year demonstrators were protesting against what they see as a politically marginalized community.

Shaker said Salman, a former brigade and serves as a consultant to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense that the deterioration of security in Iraq is one of the consequences of the Syrian crisis. He added that al-Qaeda operating in Iraq to undermine the Maliki government because they believe that this is one of the means to accelerate the fall of the Syrian regime.

Accuse al-Maliki, a Shiite who lived in exile in Iran and Syria during Saddam’s rule, al-Qaeda and Sunni insurgents fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad of arming militants in Iraq and help them. Advisers say the Iraqi prime minister said he would ask the U.S. president during a meeting at the White House on Friday, expedite the provision of supplies to the Iraqi Air Force to assist in the protection of its western border.

Safaa said Sheikh Hussein agent Iraqi national security adviser in an interview with the same agency last week, first thing سيطلبه the Prime Minister is to accelerate the delivery of drones and F-16 aircraft. He added that the initial reaction from the U.S. was positive but it depends on the time of delivery as the Iraqi government wants these aircraft urgently.

And Washington agreed in August / August to provide an integrated air defense system and the F-16 fighter jets worth $ 2.6 billion by the end of 2014. The United States is facing difficulties to maintain its influence in Baghdad after Maliki cemented relations with Iran and imposed unrest elsewhere in the region American allocate resources to deal with.

Hussein said that if the United States was unable to provide weapons that Iraq wants the Baghdad may resort to others such as Russia, which has already signed a deal with Baghdad to supply Iraq with helicopters and reconnaissance equipment valued at four billion dollars.

Sources close to Maliki, who is trying to win a third term in next year’s election that he had presented himself to Obama as a figurehead can help Washington to explore more opportunities for reconciliation with the new Iranian president Hassan Rohani.

And sparked talk of a U.S. rapprochement with Tehran and Obama’s decision to retreat from the military action in Syria last month, the concerns of traditional U.S. allies in the region, especially Israel and Saudi Arabia. Iraqi officials have accused Riyadh and other Gulf states funded Sunni groups in Iraq and Syria.