Sunni tribesmen battle their own after breaking with Islamic State group over killings

April 22, 2015 6:36 AM

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Sunni tribesmen battle their own after breaking with Islamic State group over killings

In this Monday, April 20, 2015 photo, a Sunni fighter stands guard on the frontline with the Islamic State group outside the city of Makhmour, northern Iraq while holding a PKC machine gun. When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq last summer the Sunni al-Lehib tribe welcomed them as revolutionaries fighting the Shiite-led government in Baghdad, but less than a year later the tribe is bitterly split between those who joined the extremist group and those resisting its brutal rule.(AP Photo/Bram Janssen) (The Associated Press)

In this Monday, April 20, 2015 photo, a Sunni fighter holds a PKC machine gun, bought by Nazhan Sakhar, a leader of the al-Lehib tribe. The tribe hails from a village just south of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, which was captured by the militants last year.(AP Photo/Bram Janssen) (The Associate...

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