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US-Allied Militants Battle al-Qaeda in Diyala
Sunni Militants Wearing Red Ribbons Hunting Down al-Qaeda Operatives
07/07/2007 8:12 PM ET
Photo by Stringer/AFP-Getty Images

Um Al-Izam, IRAQ: Local Sunni militiamen who decided to fight Al-Qaeda conduct a search and raid operation, 07 July 2007 in Um Al-Izam southwest of the restive city of Baquba, in the Diyala Province. Iraqi and US forces are conducting a major military operation aimed at clearing the restive province from Al-Qaeda strongholds.

Um Al-Izam, IRAQ: Local Sunni militiamen who decided to fight Al-Qaeda evacuate their comrade who was wounded by a roadside bomb during a search and raid operation, 07 July 2007 in Um Al-Izam southwest of the restive city of Baquba.
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Um Al-Izam, IRAQ: Local Sunni militiamen who decided to fight Al-Qaeda evacuate their comrade who was wounded by a roadside bomb during a search and raid operation, 07 July 2007 in Um Al-Izam southwest of the restive city of Baquba.

Um Al-Izam, IRAQ: A local Sunni militiaman who decided to fight Al-Qaeda takes a combat position during a search and raid operation, 07 July 2007 in Um Al-Izam southwest of the restive city of Baquba, in the Diyala Province.
Photo by Stringer/AFP-Getty Images
Um Al-Izam, IRAQ: A local Sunni militiaman who decided to fight Al-Qaeda takes a combat position during a search and raid operation, 07 July 2007 in Um Al-Izam southwest of the restive city of Baquba, in the Diyala Province.

Um Al-Izam, IRAQ: Local Sunni militiamen who decided to fight Al-Qaeda treat their comrade who was wounded in the explosion of a roadside bomb during a search and raid operation, 07 July 2007 in Um Al-Izam southwest of the restive city of Baquba, in the Diyala Province.
Photo by Stringer/AFP-Getty Images
Um Al-Izam, IRAQ: Local Sunni militiamen who decided to fight Al-Qaeda treat their comrade who was wounded in the explosion of a roadside bomb during a search and raid operation, 07 July 2007 in Um Al-Izam southwest of the restive city of Baquba, in the Diyala Province.

Um Al-Izam, IRAQ: A local Sunni militiaman (R) who decided to fight Al-Qaeda ties the hands of a suspect whom he has arrested, 07 July 2007 during a raid in Um Al-Izam southwest of the restive city of Baquba, in the Diyala Province.
Photo by Stringer/AFP-Getty Images
Um Al-Izam, IRAQ: A local Sunni militiaman (R) who decided to fight Al-Qaeda ties the hands of a suspect whom he has arrested, 07 July 2007 during a raid in Um Al-Izam southwest of the restive city of Baquba, in the Diyala Province.

Um Al-Izam, IRAQ: Local Sunni militiamen who decided to fight Al-Qaeda guard blindfolded suspects whom they arrested, 07 July 2007 during a raid in Um Al-Izam southwest of the restive city of Baquba, in the Diyala Province.
Photo by Stringer/AFP-Getty Images
Um Al-Izam, IRAQ: Local Sunni militiamen who decided to fight Al-Qaeda guard blindfolded suspects whom they arrested, 07 July 2007 during a raid in Um Al-Izam southwest of the restive city of Baquba, in the Diyala Province.

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