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Sunni tribes of Iraq’s rebel bastion declare war on Zarqawi

Faced with attacks against their sheikhs and clan members, a number of Sunni tribes from Hawijah — a rebel bastion in northern Iraq — have declared war on Al-Qaeda’s frontman in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. “We shall fight all those who commit such attacks, notably Al-Qaeda,” the tribal leaders said in a statement that has been circulating around Hawijah. In the last month-and-a-half, the head of Al-Nuaim tribe, Ibrahim Al-Nuaimi, and one of the heads of the powerful Jubur tribe, Ahmad Mehdi Saleh, have been assassinated in this Sunni rebel bastion, 220 kilometers (137 miles) north of Baghdad. Full Story

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