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Women, kids abducted in Iraq Al Qaida battle
The fighting is an example of the violent power struggle between Al Qaida-linked militants and Iraqi Sunni Arab militant groups who, until just few months ago, were fighting side by side against US forces and the Shi'ite-led government.
- Several wounded residents said villagers were loyal to the Sunni Arab insurgent group, the 1920 Revolution Brigade.
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