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Abizaid: Sectarian Violence Could Spark Civil War

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Abizaid: Sectarian Violence Could Spark Civil War

Iraq

Abizaid: Sectarian Violence Could Spark Civil War

Abizaid: Sectarian Violence Could Spark Civil War

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U.S. Army Gen. John Abizaid, the head of the military central command in Iraq, tells a Senate panel that clashes between rival Muslim sects could lead to civil war.

Also, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warns senators that redeploying U.S. troops would be seen as a victory for extremists looking to control the Middle East.