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Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces
Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces

He fought alongside U.S. troops battling Al Qaeda militants on the streets of Adhamiya, one of Baghdad's most treacherous districts during the long American-led occupation. Now he is ready to take up arms against the Iraqi government that he once fought to preserve. "We are prepared to fight and die," said Hatem, a blacksmith by trade, his face contorted by stress as he described a daily routine of police and army intimidation here in one of the Iraqi capital's signature Sunni Muslim neighborhoods. "We have sleeper cells in place. This area is about to explode." The sense of frustration and even desperation is pervasive these days among residents of...

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