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BBC Look-Ahead: Chemical Attack in Syria, And An Important Anniversary In Iraq

Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP

This photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit in the town of Douma.

Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP

Dozens suffocated in Douma as the Syrian government is accused of another chemical attack on its citizens.

In this week's BBC Look-Ahead, Rich Preston, senior broadcast journalist with BBC World Service, joins Insight host Beth Ruyak to talk about how this might play out internationally during the week ahead.

Also, Monday is the 15th anniversary of American troops entering Baghdad, marking the fall of Saddam Hussein. On Tuesday, campaigning begins for parliamentary elections there. We’ll hear what the anniversary means for Iraq and the links between the two events. 

 BBC Look-Ahead

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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