Tuesday, June 30, 2009

U.S. Leaves Iraqi District Where Anger Lingers

American soldiers waited before going out in Ghazaliya. The base there will eventually become part of an Iraqi National Police garrison

“Right now we are balanced on a knife’s edge,” said Hamid Majeed, a Sunni speaking near the rubble of a Shiite mosque that was blown up in 2006. “We do not like the Americans, but we also thank God when we see them with the Iraqi Army, because we know we can trust them more than the government forces.”

American and Iraqi soldiers patrolling the streets of Ghazaliya in Baghdad. Sectarian violence in the neighborhood was reduced, but tensions remain.

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