As Iraq seeks U.S. arms, bombs kill another 55

People stand at the site of a car bomb attack in BaghdadBy Kareem Raheem and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A dozen bombings in Iraq killed 55 people on Sunday as the prime minister prepares to travel to Washington to seek President Barack Obama's help in confronting a wave of sectarian violence fuelled by Syria's civil war. Killings, mostly blamed by the Shi'ite-led government on Sunni Islamists from al Qaeda, are running at daily rates not seen in five years and Nuri al-Maliki will ask Obama on Friday to speed up promised deliveries of drones and F-16 jets that he believes can help staunch the long desert border with Syria. …



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