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Iraqi Tribes Declare War Against Insurgents. (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Mar, 7 2006 @ 12:20 AM
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Tribal leaders have finally said enough is enough, as over 300 Iraqi tribal leaders met last week in Hawijah and officially declared a war on all Al Qaeda insurgents in Iraq. Already tribal chiefs in Iraq's western Anbar province, a region known to have many insurgents, have formed a militia which has killed 20 Al Qaeda insurgents. This move was made specifically by the tribal leaders and people of al-Anbar, Fallujah and Ramadi, and is a response for the attacks by insurgents on Iraqi leaders, politicians, police officers, Iraqi soldiers and other civilians who have cooperated with the coalition to capture Al Qaeda insurgents in Iraq.
 



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Separately, more than 300 tribal chiefs, politicians, clerics, security officials and other community leaders met last week in Hawijah, about 35 miles southwest of Kirkuk, and "declared war" on al-Qaeda in Iraq. In a communique, the participants vowed "the shedding of blood" of anyone involved in "sabotage, killings, kidnappings, targeting police and army, attacking the oil and gas pipelines and their transporters, assassinating the religious and tribal figures, technicians, and doctors."

"Hawijah was never a hideout for terrorists and fugitives," the statement added. "Anyone who provides refuge to terrorists will be considered and dealt with like a criminal and terrorist."

Last month at a briefing in Baghdad, Maj. Gen Rick Lynch, a U.S. military spokesman, said Zarqawi "finds these tribal leaders who have opted to embrace the democratic process . . . and he works to assassinate" them.



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Well it seems that Iraqi tribes have finally decided to strike back at the insurgents who have killed more Iraqi citizens than coalition forces ever since the war started.

This started with a few Iraqi civilians who started fighting back and killing insurgents that were trying to kill Iraqi civilians.

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[edit on 7-3-2006 by Muaddib]




 
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