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This week, I decided to look into a journal, as opposed to the usual news pieces that I do. This piece that I found is a very interesting opinion entry, where the author, Kimberly Kagan is arguing that Iraq is heading towards a full scale sectarian war, due to the negative security trends in the country, as well as growing violence.

Kagan states that over 73,000 Iraqi families from Anbar have been forced to evacuate their homes due to this lack of security, and unrest in the country at present. All this has been happening while militias have retaliated with sectarian killings, causing an even greater divide between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

The article then goes on to state that these militias are organising competitors for the Prime Minister role in Iraq, currently run by Nouri al-Maliki. To summarise, every level of Iraqi life seems to have a sectarian divide, that is bringing the country closer to war. Kagan finishes her entry by stating that without US troops in Iraq anymore to maintain some form of peace, there is every possibility that the terrorists could win this time.

There is a huge divide between the Sunni and Shi'a Muslims in Iraq, which could lead to a full scale war between the two sides.

There is a huge divide between the Sunni and Shi’a Muslims in Iraq, which could lead to a full scale war between the two sides.

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