Gunmen kill Sunni fighter, 2 sons in Iraq

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 22, 2013 at 6:22 am •  Published: March 22, 2013
Advertisement
;

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say the local leader of a militia opposed to al-Qaida and his two sons have been killed near a town north of capital.

A police officer gunmen fatally shot Hussein Muslah and his sons Friday morning as they left their house in a village near Dujail, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Baghdad.

A health official in a nearby hospital confirmed the death toll.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media.

Muslah was a leader in the pro-government group known as Sahwa, which joined with U.S. troops in the war against al-Qaida at the height of Iraq war. Ever since, it has been a target for Sunni insurgents who consider them traitors.


Advertisement


Trending Now



AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    VIDEO: A look at the Air Jordan XX9
  2. 2
    Bovada: Thunder has third-best odds to win NBA title
  3. 3
    Another 'Kissing Congressman' staffer resigns
  4. 4
    GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Withhold Eric Holder's Paycheck
  5. 5
    Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care'
+ show more