Group tied to old guard could gain in Iraq unrest - Article Photos 1/5

FILE - in this Tuesday, April 23, 2013 file photo, Iraqi army soldiers stage on the outskirts of Hawija, 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. A shadowy militant group linked to the highest-ranking member of Saddam Hussein’s regime still at large could be among the beneficiaries of the unrest that erupted this week in Iraq and is posing perhaps the gravest challenge for Iraq’s stability since U.S. troops left. Many of its members are believed to come from Hawija _ the site of Tuesday’s security crackdown by Iraqi forces _ and other northern areas where clashes occurred.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)