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In Anbar, U.S.-Allied Tribal Chiefs Feel Deep Sense of Abandonment

RAMADI, Iraq -- There was once a swagger to the scotch-swilling, insurgent-fighting Raed Sabah. He was known as Sheik Raed to his sycophants. Tribesmen who relied on his largess called him the same. So did his fighters, who joined the Americans and helped crush the insurgency in Anbar province.

By Anthony Shadid

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