March 22, 2007 Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 336

Sunni Jihad Groups Rise Up Against Al-Qaeda in Iraq

March 22, 2007 | By D. Hazan*
Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 336

In late February and early March 2007, the London dailies Al-Hayat and Al-QudsAl-'Arabi reported on an escalation of the conflict in western Iraq between the local population and the Al-Qaeda in Iraq organization. Fierce battles were reported in Al-Amariyah and Al-Falluja between Al-Qaeda and the local Al-Anbar tribes, resulting in the death of dozens of Al-Qaeda fighters and in the weakening of Al-Qaeda in these areas. ...

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