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What do prison attacks mean for region?

(FILES) Iraqi detainees rest their hands on razor wires as they watch a group of freed prisoners leaving the Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, in this September 16, 2004 photo. A US defense contractor accused of helping torture prisoners at Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib prison has paid former detainees more than $5 million to settle a lawsuit, according to regulatory filings obtained by AFP on January 9, 2013. Iraqi officials said they believed this was the first American payment in connection with torture at Abu Ghraib. The prison shot to international headlines after the publication in 2004 of photographs showing Iraqi detainees being humiliated and abused by their US guards in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

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    What do prison attacks mean for region?

Becky Anderson speaks with Vali Nasr about the recent al Qaeda attacks on Iraqi prisons that freed hundreds of inmates.