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U.S.-Sunni Alliance Sparks Outrage in Iraq

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U.S.-Sunni Alliance Sparks Outrage in Iraq

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U.S.-Sunni Alliance Sparks Outrage in Iraq

U.S.-Sunni Alliance Sparks Outrage in Iraq

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U.S. troops have been in an uneasy alliance with Sunni insurgents in Amriya, a district west of Baghdad, for about six weeks. The pact ensures no more attacks against U.S. troops, an amnesty for previous attacks and support to operate as an unofficial police force.

The alliance has sparked outrage by the Iraqi army and police and by the Shiite-led government.