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carzen Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:02 PM
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Gunmen assassinate brother of Iraq Vice President
The brother of Iraq's Sunni Arab vice president was assassinated Monday by gunmen who broke into his home, the third of the politician's four siblings to be slain this year. Sunnis blamed Shiite militias and demanded a crackdown to stop the capital's raging sectarian violence.

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The death of the brother of Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi - the country's most prominent Sunni Arab politician - alarmed Sunnis and fueled their demands that the government crack down on Shiite militias.

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"The clock is starting to strike after today's events," Khalaf al-Alayan, a Sunni parliament member told The Associated Press. "They (Shiite militias) consider Sunnis terrorists who must be killed. If the zero hour is coming, we will take the decisions needed to defend ourselves."

"We say to the government, you still did not disarm the militias," Salim Abdullah Tawfiq, a Sunni politician, said in a statement read in parliament. "And here is what it has led to."



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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:09 PM
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1. I hope they were wearing the correct new-style uniforms.
And not the out-of-date type that have been banned.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:14 PM
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