Al-Qaida making comeback in Iraq, officials say - Article Photos 1/3

FILE - EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, soldiers from the 17th Iraqi Army Division, 55th Brigade, 1st battalion stand guard near bodies of suspected al-Qaida fighters killed in clashes with Iraqi Army soldiers in Youssifiyah, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Qaida is slowly resurging in Iraq, and has set up training camps for insurgents in the nation's western deserts as the extremist group seizes on regional instability and government security failures to regain strength, officials say. (AP Photo/Loay Hameed, File)