Iraq Holding Off Offensive Against Al-Qaida

Jan 10, 2014

Iraqi forces are holding off on an all-out offensive to retake two cities from al-Qaida.

Analysts warn that civilian casualties could incite Sunni anger and push moderate tribal leaders to side with the extremists.

Iraqi military officials say they have enough troops to recapture Fallujah and Ramadi, but they are waiting for additional shipments of U.S. drones and missiles.