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Iraq's Numerous Insurgent Groups

To demonstrate just how confused and confusing the interlocking and diffuse groups that make up the insurgency in Iraq, we offer up this excerpt from Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq by Ahmed S. Hashim.

While new groups have probably formed or others have dissolved since the book was published earlier this year, it offers a glimpse at the scope of the problem that the Iraqi government and the U.S.-led coalition face.

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