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Al-Qaida Strikes Fear into Iraq's Sunni Militia

Ahmed froze as he opened the small white envelope left on his doorstep in the Iraqi town of Latifiya. Shaking, he looked around before reading the words scrawled on the envelope. Inside was a bullet.   “The message was clear: I must leave or I will be slaughtered,” said Ahmed, who immediately left home with his family and is now living with relatives in another town.   Ahmed, who did not want his full name used, was targeted for belonging to a government-backed Sunni Muslim militia ...

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