An Al Qaeda affiliate in Iraq is claiming responsibility for this week's attacks on two prisons outside of Baghdad, where hundreds of prisoners were set free — including senior Al Qaeda leaders.
At least 20 security guards in the jailbreaks that took place overnight on Sunday.
The main target was the Abu Ghraib prison, made infamous in 2004 after images came out showing US soldiers abusing detainees. The World's host, Carol Hills spoke with Michael Crowley of Time magazine.
We also talked this morning with Mohamad Ali Harissi, AFP bureau chief in Baghdad. In the Soundcloud below, he talks about the prison attacks.