March 28, 2009

Sunnis U.S. called allies in Iraq rebel after their leader's arrest

Sunni Muslim militants staged a violent uprising in central Baghdad Saturday after Iraqi forces detained a leader of the Sons of Iraq, the mostly Sunni paramilitary force that U.S. officials credit with helping to quell Iraq's violence. Sixteen people were injured in the ensuing battle, and five Iraqi soldiers were missing — snatched Saturday night by members of the Sons of Iraq.

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