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Iraq chiefs vow to fight al-Qaeda - Iraqi tribal chiefs in the so-called Sunni Triangle have agreed to join forces to fight al-Qaeda, and have pleaded for US supplies of arms. -
One leader said tribes in the city of Ramadi had assembled 20,000 men "ready to purge the city of these infidels".
Ramadi, in Anbar province, is one of the cities at the heart of the Sunni rebellion against US troops and Iraqis.
At least 33 people were killed in two bomb attacks in Iraq on Monday, police said, including 13 in Ramadi.
According to one report, a suicide bomber attacked volunteers who were queuing up at an Iraqi police recruitment centre in the city.
"People are fed up with the acts of those criminals who take Islam as a cover for their crimes," ... "The situation in the province is unbearable, the city is abandoned, most of the families have fled the city and all services are poor." Sheik Fassal al-Guood (AP)
15 out of 18 tribes in Ramadi "have sworn to fight those who are killing Sunnis and Shiites" "20,000 young men" are commited to join in the battle against the terrorists.
"We have now entered a real battle. It's either us or them," - Sheikh Sattar al-Buzayi (Reuters)
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