U.S. wins acceptance in Sunni stronghold
Posted: 20 September 2007 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070920/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_winning_azamiyah

BAGHDAD - As the Americans patrol the Sunni Arab neighborhood of Azamiyah, people keep turning to them for help. One man asks them to bring in a fuel truck stopped by Iraqi troops. Another complains that Iraqi soldiers just beat up his brother.

The Americans used to be loathed in Azamiyah, a longtime stronghold of insurgents and the last place where Saddam Hussein appeared in public. Now the animosity has given way to a grudging acceptance, because the people of this northern neighborhood want American protection from a foe they hate and fear even more: the mainly Shiite Iraqi army.

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anyone else see how the title distorted the reality to give a false impression?

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