Sunni Insurgents Battle in Baghdad
Residents of Western Neighborhood Join Groups' Fight Against Al-Qaeda in Iraq
By John Ward Anderson
Washington Post Foreign Service
Friday, June 1, 2007; Page A11
BAGHDAD, May 31 -- Sunni residents of a west Baghdad neighborhood used assault rifles and a roadside bomb to battle the Sunni insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq this week, l
The Baghdad battle is evidence of a deepening split between some Sunni insurgent groups and al-Qaeda in Iraq, which claims allegiance to Osama bin Laden. Although similar rebellions occurred in Diyala province earlier this year, the fighting this week appears to be the first time the conflict has reached the streets of Baghdad.
Abdul Khaliq said he hoped U.S. forces would stay out of the fight. "But if the Americans interfere, it will blow up, because they are the enemy of us both, and we will unite against them and stop fighting each other," he said.
Is that clear enough Mr Bush ? Of course it isn't, but any non idiot should be able to understand that the US occupation is the only thing saving Al Qaeda in Iraq from destruction.