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Shiite Leaders Disagree on Integration of Sons of Iraq into Army

Posted by Reidar Visser on Thursday, 20 November 2008 15:46

One of the most acute issues in the post-surge debate in Iraq concerns the integration of the Awakening Councils/Sons of Iraq into the Iraqi Army. There is growing fear that the Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will approach this issue much in the way it has dealt with other important questions relating to national reconciliation… Full story here (PDF, article on pp. 22-23.)

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