Al-Qaeda A Threat To Upcoming Iraqi Elections

02/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Al-Qaeda remains a threat to this weekend's election in Iraq, a senior army commander warned on Tuesday, as the United States said it expected its troops to be involved in the war-torn nation for many years.

There are fears violence could mar Saturday's provincial polls which are seen as a key test of the country's stability, nearly six years since the US-led invasion that toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

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