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posted 10 March 2006 07:31 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Some Sunnis Targeting al-Qaida in Iraq

After the U.S. invasion in March 2003, residents of the province — which also includes cities like Fallujah, Haditha and Qaim — became known for their violent anti-American sentiments. The province is still the most dangerous in Iraq for U.S. troops. In the past two days alone, two U.S. Marines were killed by hostile fire there.

Relations between residents and the foreign fighters started to sour, however, when the foreigners started killing Iraqis suspected of having links to the Americans or even for holding a government job.

The rift became an outright split four months ago, with a wave of assassinations and bombings that killed scores of Anbar residents. The attacks were blamed on al-Qaida.

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posted 10 March 2006 12:14 PM      Profile for Transplant     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This was covered in the last few minutes of the recent Front Line episode The Insurgency.
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