Fears Heighten as Iraq Violence Worsens

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Increased violence in Iraq is raising fears about the country's political instability and the safety of its citizens.

An al Qaeda leader in Iraq warned Friday that "dark days soaked with blood" lie ahead.

Just hours after the warning, suicide bombs exploded outside a sports stadium, killing 10 people and wounding more than 100 others. Another bombing at a mosque wounded 20 people.

"If this power vacuum and struggle continues, then everybody is expecting the worst," Iraqi Qassim Jassim said. "We are afraid that more attacks and more security deterioration will push the country in a new cycle [of violence]."

Earlier this week, Iraq saw its bloodiest day so far this year. A series of coordinated attacks across 10 cities killed 119 people.

It has been two months since the Iraqi election, yet there is still no new government. Without political stability, analyst say the violence will only get worse.

CBN News spoke with terrorism analyst Daveed Gartenstein-Ross about the recent attacks and the failure of Iraqi leaders to form a coalition government. Click play for his comments.

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