I am pleased to present our 34thQuarterly Report to the U.S. Congress and the Secretaries of State and Defense.
On July 23, attacks occurring in most of Iraq’s major cities killed more than 100 people in what was reportedly the deadliest single day of violence in Iraq since 2010. hese attacks came during a period marked by political uncertainty. his quarter, a loose coalition of Iraqi political leaders, led by Kurdistan Regional Government
President Massoud Barzani and former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, spearheaded eforts to remove Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki from oice. heir eforts stalled when Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr backed away from supporting them—at least for now.