- The Washington Times - Monday, January 30, 2006

The latest evidence that a rift is growing between Iraqi insurgents and al Qaeda in Iraq: The Arab newspaper Al-Hayat reported four days ago that 270 foreigners have been apprehended by authorities in Anbar province. Local tribes, with the cooperation of insurgent forces, are turning on the foreign fighters they once regarded as allies in war against the United States.

Most of the 270 were Jordanians, Saudis and Syrians, Al-Hayat reported, suggesting that the arrests have dealt a serious blow to foreign terrorist groups in the area.

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