Iraqi Tribes Strike Back at Zarqawi's Insurgents

(Washington Post) John Ward Anderson - Tribal chiefs in Iraq's western Anbar province and in an area near the northern city of Kirkuk, two regions teeming with insurgents, are vowing to strike back at al-Qaeda in Iraq, which is waging war against Sunni tribal leaders who are cooperating with the Iraqi government and the U.S. military. Maj.-Gen. Rick Lynch, a U.S. military spokesman, said, "What we're finding is indeed the people of al-Anbar - Fallujah and Ramadi, specifically - have decided to turn against terrorists and foreign fighters."

2006-03-07 00:00:00

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