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8 former anti-Qaeda fighters killed

Gunmen dressed in military uniforms kidnapped eight former anti-Qaeda fighters from their homes and killed them execution-style on Tuesday, officials said. 

The murders come amid a series of attacks against the Sunni Arab tribal militia in recent days. The latest attack took place in Mishahada, which lies just north of Baghdad. Those killed were all former fighters in Sahwa, a collection of Sunni tribal militias that turned against Al-Qaeda and sided with 

the US military from late 2006 onwards. These anti-Qaeda militiamen are regarded as traitors by Sunni militants.
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