Topic - Douglas A. Ollivant

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  • "This is about al Qaeda demonstrating that it's still relevant after the departure of the Americans. They're still on their message, trying to demonstrate that the Iraqi government doesn't have the power to stop them," said Mr. Ollivant, adding that he is skeptical of purported connections between al Qaeda and Iraq's Sunni political leaders as well as those between Iran and Iraq's Shiite political forces.

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  • The bombings have "more to do with the fact that U.S. troops just left than any of the political kerfuffle that's going on in Baghdad right now," he said.

    Bombings rock Baghdad and kill scores →

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