Chairman Royce Announces Hearing on al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq

Jan 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that on Wednesday, February 5 the Committee will hold a hearing to examine al-Qaeda’s resurgence in Iraq and its threat to regional and global security.  The hearing entitled, “Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests” will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: "Al-Qaeda controls more territory today than it ever has before, and much of that is in western Iraq where it has recently captured significant cities.  These terrorists continue to exploit sectarian conflicts that the Iraqi government has failed to resolve, and Iraq is now on the verge of civil war.  Our hearing will examine al-Qaeda's resurgence in Iraq and its threat to regional and global security."

What:

Hearing:  “Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests”

When:

10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5

Where:

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses:

Mr. Brett McGurk
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
U.S. Department of State

***See www.foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates. 

***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.

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