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Greg it's the worst violence that country has seen since -- we watch US troops leave Iraq going into Kuwait just back in December.
We spoke to our Fox News contact in Baghdad he says in his words the place is close to the brink.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq -- claiming responsibility using all the tools that we have seen them use over the years in Iraq.
Car bombs suicide belt blast truckloads of gunman firing away that's happening all across the country from the center of Baghdad to other hotspots.
Iraqi military officials are targeted but as always Greg civilians caught in the crossfire.
Greg do we have any idea why this is happening.
Probably several regions -- again speaking to our contact he says there is deep unhappiness in various sectors of the population with the -- government that they are right now also al-Qaeda in Iraq is saying that it is regaining ground that -- lost to the Americans -- the Americans were still in Iraq finally the war next door is having an immediate effect in Syria right now Sunnis and islamists are leading the battle.
Right across the border in Iraq -- -- the same people involved with this there's a lot of back and forth radicals and refugees.
A very tough and very unstable neighborhood right now Greg Craig dark outline in London Greg thanks for --
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