TITLE

How the "Sons of Iraq" Stabilized Iraq

AUTHOR(S)
Wilbanks, Mark; Karsh, Efraim
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Middle East Quarterly;Fall2010, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article the authors discuss the influence of the Sons of Iraq on the reduction of violence and with the pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq. It is noted that the Sons of Iraq grew out of the al-Anbar Awakening in 2006, a movement of local sheiks in al-Anbar province who were disillusioned with the insurgency that had fought over the region. A number of topics are addressed including suspicion of the Sunni Sons of Iraq on the part of the Shia Muslims, the reaction of the Iraqi government to the al-Anbar Awakening, and the surge of U.S. troops in the Iraq War.
ACCESSION #
54939683

 

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