WASHINGTON — Iraq's prime minister says terrorists "got a second chance" to thrive in Iraq, largely as the result of the rise of al-Qaida fighters in neighboring Syria's civil war.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said the world needs to help Iraq deal with its growing insurgency that U.S. officials estimate has killed 6,000 people so far this year.
Al-Maliki spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He said he was in Washington to seek U.S. aid, including weapons, intelligence and other assistance.
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