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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-03 10:33 AM
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8. apparently there is some Shia retribution as well....
Edited on Thu Dec-18-03 10:34 AM by leftchick
<The SCIRI official added that in a separate incident, an angry crowd in the southern city of Najaf had attacked and killed Ali al-Zalimi, an official of Saddam's Baath party who played a role in crushing an uprising by Iraqi Shi'ites after the 1991 Gulf War (news - web sites).

"People surrounded him with guns, and proceeded to shoot and beat him," the official said, calling the killers: "residents of Najaf who recognized this criminal."

Political violence has flared among Iraq's Shi'ites, who make up 60 percent of the population, since the fall of Saddam, whose government killed numerous religious leaders of a community he regarded as a fifth column linked to Shi'ite Iran. >

..... this is from the reuters link. Sounds like they are on their way to a civil war.
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