This is certainly interesting:
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Heavy fighting broke out in western Iraq between pro and anti-government tribes TuesdaySounds like some of the Sunnis are signing up with the U.S. Judging from the names, I have a feeling this has a lot to do with the other headlines we've been seeing:
The clashes between the pro-government Bumahl tribe and the pro-insurgent Karabila tribe began after 2 a.m. in the western city of Qaim near the Syrian border, said the officials
U.S. warplanes launched strikes in western Iraq on Tuesday which the U.S. military said killed an al Qaeda militant named Abu Islam among other fighters, and which a hospital source said killed at least 47 people.This could mark a sea change in the Sunni insurgency, if more tribes follow the Bumahl lead.
A U.S. spokeswoman said some of Abu Islam's associates then drove around six km (four miles) to a house in Karabila.
"Around 8:30 a.m., a strike was conducted on the house in Karabila using two precision-guided bombs. Several terrorists were killed in the strike but exact numbers are not known," the statement said.