From reporter Matthew Bell:
"This week, I spoke with Lukman Faily, Iraq’s ambassador in Washington. And one thing I asked him was about the current situation in Iraq’s Anbar province. Militants linked to Al-Qaeda have taken over parts of this region west of Baghdad, where American forces fought some of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq War. Amb. Faily said the Iraqi government is making progress, but it would like more help from the US.