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To explain further what I mean by Sooni or Sunni Tribes. It is frequently estimated that there are 150 tribes in Iraq. These tend to link to one of the three main ethnic groups for example. [There is also a confusion caused in the Roman script through the difficulty of transliterating from Arabic to Roman. I cannot read Arabic although I can read Urdu - the official language of Pakistan (a bit - not that I understand that much) which is similar in terms of script although a completely different language group to Arabic, but the same major family as Kurdish and English.] As I understand it. The Jiburi/Jibouri, Delemi/Dulaimi, Said, and Hajam are examples of Sunni Arab tribes. Tribes such as Zubeidi, Hakim or Rikkab are Shia Arabs. Kurdish tribes include Baradusti and Surchi. Saddam's support has historically been substantially stronger in the Sunni Tribes than the Marsh Arabs (Shia) or Kurds (also Sunni). I may have some of the analysis in detail wrong, but the general picture is correct. If anyone can point me at a list of tribes and the ethnic groups they belong to I would appreciate it. firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > > >Dear John, > >I think you mean Sunni Arabs, not Sooni Arabs. >I also hope you are not implying that the 'Sunni Arabs' are an Iraqi >"tribe". > >Regards, >Salwa de Vree > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >* > > >-- >_______________________________________________ >Sign-up for your own FREE Personalized E-mail at Mail.com >http://www.mail.com/?srsignup > >Single & ready to mingle? lavalife.com: Where singles click. Free to >Search! >http://www.lavalife.com/wp.epl?a'16 > > > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk