As Iraq woos tribes, jihadists sow fear with mass killings, AsiaOne World News

November 7, 2014 3:56 AM

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BAGHDAD - As Iraq seeks support from powerful tribal leaders against the Islamic State group, the jihadists have launched a campaign of mass killings aimed at sowing enough fear to warn them off.

But while the massacre of members of the Albu Nimr tribe may make it harder for Baghdad to gain more tribal support, tribesmen are still fighting and the killings could yet backfire by encouraging resistance.

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