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updated: 10/31/2013 7:18 PM

Iraqi PM: Terror 'found a second chance' in Iraq

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  • Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, left, is greeted by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce of California, center, and the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

      Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, left, is greeted by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce of California, center, and the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Terrorists "found a second chance" to thrive in iraq, the nation's prime minister said thursday in asking for new u.s. aid to beat back a bloody insurgency that has been fueled by the neighboring syrian civil war and the departure of american troops from iraq two years ago.

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