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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    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 ...
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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 ...
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  • Iraq turns to Sunni tribes, but distrust remains
    The reasons include a deep distrust of ... divisions among the tribes that make up Anbar’s social fabric. (AP Photo, File) Buy AP Photo Reprints BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials have begun recruiting thousands of Sunni fighters on the ...
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  • 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 ...
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    Also known as the “Sunni Awakening,” that rebellion ... Given the gulf of distrust that has been allowed to widen between Anbar and Baghdad, it may not be enough. While some Sunni tribes in Ramadi apparently worked with Iraqi Security Forces in ...
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