Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Awakening fears for Iraq's future

The Awakening - or Sahwa in Arabic - movement consists of former insurgents who used to fight alongside al-Qaeda in Iraq. Now they fight against them and with the Americans and the Iraqi forces. The plan is to incorporate Awakening members - mainly Sunni Arab former insurgents who now fight against al-Qaeda extremists - into the Iraqi armed forces, but only 20% of them.The rest - tens of thousands of men who have been defending their communities - will continue to get their wages, until they find civilian jobs.

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