FILE - In this March 16, 2013, a suspected al-Qaida member is detained in an Iraqi SWAT raid in Latifiyah, Iraq. Signs are growing that stretches of Iraq and Syria are morphing into a single battlefield for militants, exacerbating Iraq’s slide into renewed deadly chaos a decade after Saddam Hussein’s fall. Iraqi border posts are coming under attack, fighters are criss-crossing the frontier, and Syrian truck drivers and soldiers have been slain by militants inside Iraq. It’s happening as the drumbeat of violence inside Iraq surges to levels not seen in half a decade, back when U.S. troops were still here to help keep the peace. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani, File)

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FILE - In this March 16, 2013, a suspected al-Qaida member is detained in an Iraqi SWAT raid in Latifiyah, Iraq. Signs are growing that stretches of Iraq and Syria are morphing into a single battlefield for militants, exacerbating Iraq’s slide into renewed deadly chaos a decade after Saddam Hussein’s fall. Iraqi border posts are coming under attack, fighters are criss-crossing the frontier, and Syrian truck drivers and soldiers have been slain by militants inside Iraq. It’s happening as the drumbeat of violence inside Iraq surges to levels not seen in half a decade, back when U.S. troops were still here to help keep the peace. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani, File)
FILE - In this March 16, 2013, a suspected al-Qaida member is detained in an Iraqi SWAT raid in Latifiyah, Iraq. Signs are growing that stretches of Iraq and Syria are morphing into a single battlefield for militants, exacerbating Iraq’s slide into renewed deadly chaos a decade after Saddam Hussein’s fall. Iraqi border posts are coming under attack, fighters are criss-crossing the frontier, and Syrian truck drivers and soldiers have been slain by militants inside Iraq. It’s happening as the drumbeat of violence inside Iraq surges to levels not seen in half a decade, back when U.S. troops were still here to help keep the peace. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani, File)
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