“Sectarian violence and insurgent attacks increased throughout Iraq over the past three months, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said in the most negative report an American envoy has given to the Security Council since the 2003 invasion.

“The insurgency remains potent and viable, although its visibility has been overshadowed by the increase in sectarian violence,” U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said in the latest quarterly report to the council. “The average number of weekly attacks increased 15 percent over the previous reporting period, and Iraqi casualties increased by 51 percent.” More

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