Iraqi Sunni Clans Order Protection for Shiites
"The agreement stipulates protection of [Shiite] neighborhoods and bans assaults under any circumstances," a local resident of Abu Ghraib district told IslamOnline.net Sunday, March 5, on condition of anonymity.
The agreement is binding to all parties, he added.
Tribal chieftains agreed to provide the protection to the Shiite families in response to a call by the Association of Muslim Scholars (AMS), the highest Sunni body in Iraq, IOL's correspondent says. more...