Friday, September 14, 2007

Sunni Muslims in Iraq's Anbar Province Vow to Avenge America's Murdered Ally

Sunni Muslims in Iraq's Anbar province vowed angrily to avenge the death of a tribal leader who led an American-sponsored uprising against al-Qaeda, as they carried his remains to a cemetery in Ramadi today... Sheikh Abdul Sittar Bezea al-Rishawi, who helped the US military drive the terror group from large swathes of western Iraq, was killed along with three bodyguards yesterday afternoon when his armored vehicle was torn apart in a bomb attack... Sheikh Sittar, also known as Abu Risha, met President Bush on a visit to Anbar two weeks ago and had been praised by General David Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq, for having helped transform one of Iraq's most dangerous provinces into one of its safest...
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>>> USA Today website has this report...
Iraq al-Qaeda says it killed U.S.-backed sheik; blast kills 4 Americans

From the Stars And Strips website...
Soldiers at Camp Blue Diamond say sheik’s death won’t hurt security gains

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