Following al-Qa'eda's seizure of the main buildings a number of residents fled. Arkan Salim, 56, who left with his wife and four children, said: "We thought they were patriotic. Now we discovered that they are sick and crazy.
"They interfered in everything, even how we raise our children. They turned the city into hell, and we cannot live in it anymore."
Washington and Baghdad are trying to use diplomacy and politics to defuse an uprising that has grown much more violent since the government took power in April after a January election in which few Sunnis took part.
Lá percorri os links todos. Esta situação no Iraque é muito complexa. Evidentemente, as tensões já exiatiam antes da intervenção americana mas não seria de prever que elas iam explodir? Agora, é uma boa desculpa para se manterem lá... Beijos