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Gunmen in Iraq kill Sunni militiaman, his mother

An Iraqi man inspects the premisses of the al-Mustaqbal (The Future) newspaper in the Karrada district of Baghdad on April 2, 2013, following an attack which damaged the offices and destroyed a vehicle. AFP PHOTO/SABAH ARAR

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say gunmen have shot dead a member of an anti-Al-Qaeda Sunni militia along with his mother.

A police official said Yousef Sayhoud was killed on Wednesday in his home in the suburb of Abu Ghraib west of Baghdad.

He said the gunmen also wounded Sayhoud's brother. A health official confirmed the deaths.

They spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Sayhoud belonged to the pro-government group known as the Sahwa, which joined U.S. troops in the war against Al-Qaeda starting in 2005 at the height of the insurgency. Since then, it has been a target for Sunni insurgents still fighting the Shiite-led government, who consider them traitors.

 

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