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INTERVIEW-US tactics swelling Al Qaeda in Iraq-Sunni moderate

Sunnis radicalised by brutal U.S. tactics and disillusioned mainstream insurgents are swelling the ranks of Al Qaeda, which believes it can turn part of Iraq into an Islamic emirate, a moderate Sunni politician said on Sunday. Saleh Mutlaq, whose Iraqi National Dialogue group supports the U.S.-backed political process, said al Qaeda’s growing control of strongholds at the heart of the country’s Sunni insurgency was paving the way for an Islamic fundamentalist state in western, central Iraq and even the capital Baghdad. Full Story

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