Over 100 people have been killed in a wave of blasts in Iraq in the bloodiest day the country has seen this year - READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/j0vgao
The violence mostly targeted security forces and follows a warning from the new Al-Qaeda leader in the country that the terrorist group is returning to its former strongholds there. He also threatened the US. with attacks.
Mark Almond, professor of international relations at Bilkent University in Turkey warns of a grim fate for the region if the invasion of Iraq is repeated in Syria.