Middle East

December 27, 2008

Iraqi government to take control of Sunni militia in Diyala

Jan. 1 will see an important test of Iraqi reconciliation when the central government takes control of Sunni Muslim militias that had backed a U.S.-led security program in volatile Diyala province. The province is a fault line of sectarian tensions, with Sunni tribal leaders fleeing because they fear being targeted by Iraq's Shiite-led central government.

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