POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Iraqi Security Force Threatens To Abandon US Partnership

Members of a U.S.-funded volunteer security force in western Baghdad on Saturday threatened to abandon their partnership with the American military after an explosion killed four of their men, a blast they blamed on Shiite militias and Iraqi security forces, according to two volunteer leaders in the area.

The predominantly Sunni security volunteers were outraged that the bombing took place so close to an Iraqi army checkpoint in the Ghazaliyah area. Following the attack, which also injured six people, a 325-member brigade of the Ghazaliyah Guardians was considering going after Shiite militias on their own terms, the two leaders said.

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