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Keeping 'Bottom-Up' Buoyant

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Keeping 'Bottom-Up' Buoyant

Suicide blasts targeting Sunni tribal leaders cooperating with the U.S. military pose a major challenge to enlisting local sheiks in the war against al-Qaeda in Iraq. Sheik Maawia Naji Jebara, leader of the Salahuddin Awakening Council, was killed (NYT) in a roadside bombing near Samarra October 4. A second Salahuddin leader, Thamer Ibrahim Atallah, came under fire (al-Jazeera) when a bomber detonated explosives outside his home in Baiji five days later.


By CFR, USA.


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