New militias form with rising violence in Baghdad

By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 16:47 EDT
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A new Sunni militia with membership over 1000 has formed to protect a neighborhood in Baghdad. The new militia, called “Revolutionaries of Adhamiyah”, is not supportted by the Iraqi government or the US Military.

AFP journalist Christine Buhagier reports, “Adhamiyah’s residents are welcoming these revolutionaries with open arms. But for how long? If the militias that are taking control of Baghdad’s neighborhoods turn on each other there could be more violence ahead.”

This video is from AFP TV, broadcast on November 27, 2007.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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