Tags: Al-Qaida | Iraq | United Nations | iraq | un | chief | visit

Amid Crisis in Anbar, UN Chief Visits Iraq

Monday, 13 Jan 2014 08:58 AM

 

BAGHDAD — The U.N. chief has arrived in Baghdad as an unprecedented standoff is underway between Iraqi troops and al-Qaida-linked militants in western Anbar province.

Ahead of Ban Ki-moon's visit on Monday, the Iraqi government said the U.N. secretary-general would discuss a number of "regional issues, especially the crisis in Syria" next door.

Iraqi security forces and allied Sunni tribesmen in Anbar have been battling al-Qaida fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant but have yet to recapture the city of Fallujah and also part of the provincial capital, Ramadi.

The extremist militants, emboldened by fellow fighters' gains in the war in neighboring Syria, have tried to position themselves as the champions of Iraqi Sunnis angry at the Shiite-led government over what they see as efforts to marginalize them.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Egypt Revolt Anniversary Death Toll Rises to 20: Officials

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 07:46 AM

The death toll from clashes between protesters and police as Egypt marked the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising ha . . .

Ex-Cheney Adviser: Saudi's Deputy Crown Prince Likely Ally in War on Terror

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 06:40 AM

With the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the resulting succession within the royal family, America should loo . . .

Images of Shot Egypt Protester Revive Criticism of Police

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 16:40 PM

CAIRO - Images of a slain protester, blood running down her face and hair as her body was lifted from the ground, have t . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved