Two anti-al Qaeda women gunned down in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 22:45

Baghdad: The wife and daughter of an anti-al Qaeda leader in Iraq were on Saturday gunned down inside their house, Xinhua reported.

Gunmen stormed the house of Sheikh Dhiyab Mahmoud, leader of the government-backed Awakening Council in Grama town near Fallujah, around 50 km from Baghdad, a police official said.

The attackers shot dead Mahmoud`s wife and daughter. Mahmoud was not at home at the time of the attack, the official said.
The Awakening Council -- also known as Sons of Iraq movement or Sahwa -- comprises mostly of anti-US Sunni groups, who later turned against the al Qaeda.

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First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 22:45

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