Gunmen kill seven anti-Qaeda militiamen in northern Iraq

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iraq
Saturday, 23 February 2013


alqaida militantGunmen disguised in Iraqi military uniforms have killed seven pro-government and anti-al-Qaeda militiamen in the northern province of Salahuddin.

The masked attackers dragged Sahwa (Awakening) fighters from their beds at a checkpoint near the town of Tuz Khurmato, situated 170 kilometers (105 miles) north of Baghdad, early on Friday,

The Sahwa forces fought against al-Qaeda from 2006 to 2008.

The al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq network has often targeted Sahwa fighters.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq is a shadowy group that was once allegedly led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was reportedly killed in June 2006.

According to US government and military officials, after al-Zarqawi’s death, the group’s leadership fell to Ayyub al-Masri, who was killed, along with Abu Omar al-Baghdadi -- another leader of the group -- in a joint operation by Iraqi and US troops in Salahuddin province in April 2010.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq has been blamed for some of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the country since the US-led invasion in March 2003.

"> killed seven of them, and seriously wounded an eighth, Reuters reported.

"The seven dead bodies were in the same place. Each had a deadly shot to the head, but the eighth one had several shots in the back," a policeman at the scene, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.

The Sahwa forces fought against al-Qaeda from 2006 to 2008.

The al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq network has often targeted Sahwa fighters.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq is a shadowy group that was once allegedly led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was reportedly killed in June 2006.

According to US government and military officials, after al-Zarqawi’s death, the group’s leadership fell to Ayyub al-Masri, who was killed, along with Abu Omar al-Baghdadi -- another leader of the group -- in a joint operation by Iraqi and US troops in Salahuddin province in April 2010.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq has been blamed for some of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the country since the US-led invasion in March 2003.

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