Dozens killed in Baghdad in the latest wave of violence to hit Iraq. The security forces are put on high alert. Anchor Marco Werman asks Jane Arraf, of Al Jazeera English and the Christian Science Monitor, to connect the dots between Syria and Iraq.
Iraq doesn't feature much in US news headlines anymore. Not since American troops withdrew from the country in December of 2011. But these are troubled and bloody times in Iraq. A wave of sectarian violence is sweeping the country.
In many ways, Monday's attack on the Boston Marathon overshadowed an equally horrific but far more common occurrence: Bomb attacks in Iraq. A series of bombings and assassinations across that country this week left scores dead and hundreds injured.
It's been 10 years since American troops entered Iraq and helped topple Saddam Hussein. Marco Werman speaks with veteran Middle East reporter Jane Arraf on what life is like for Iraqis a decade since the US-led invasion.