Iraq Turns To Sunni Tribes, But Distrust Remains

Iraqi officials have begun recruiting thousands of Sunni fighters on the government payroll, supplying weapons to other volunteer tribal fighters and pledging millions of dollars in aid to restive Anbar province as they try to beat back extremist Sunni jihadi militants.

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  • Iraq turns to Sunni tribes, but distrust remains
    BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials have begun recruiting thousands of Sunni fighters on the government payroll, supplying weapons to other volunteer tribal fighters and pledging millions of dollars in aid to restive Anbar province as they try to beat back extremist ...
    02/13/2014 - 10:35 pm | View Link
  • Iraq turns to Sunni tribes, but distrust remains
    But he cautioned that the "problem of mistrust between al-Maliki and the Sunni tribes is bigger than money." "Unfortunately for al-Maliki, the scope and depth of cooperation he will receive from Sunni tribal leaders will be limited because Sunni threat ...
    02/13/2014 - 3:35 pm | View Link
  • Iraq turns to Sunni tribes, but distrust remains
    FILE – In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 file photo, a gunmen takes cover during clashes with Iraqi security forces outside Fallujah, Iraq. More than a month after jihadist militants seized control of parts of Iraq’s western Anbar province, an ...
    02/13/2014 - 8:46 am | View Link
  • Iraq turns to Sunni tribes, but distrust remains
    QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ADAM SCHRECK - Associated Press (AP) Posted February 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials have begun recruiting thousands of Sunni fighters on the government payroll, supplying weapons to other volunteer tribal ...
    02/13/2014 - 8:01 am | View Link
  • Iraq turns to Sunni tribes, but distrust remains
    FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, mourners pray over five coffins draped with Iraqi flags for Iraqi soldiers killed by al-Qaida militants in Anbar province during their funeral procession inside the shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf, Iraq.
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