In their heyday, the Sahwa mustered around 103,000 men, but the number has declined to no more than 38,000
"Since 2006, we have fought al Qaeda and arrested so many of those criminals but today we are going to back to square one," said Sheikh Aref al-Jumaili, a tribal leader from a town in Anbar province, Iraq's Sunni heartland.
"We cannot fight them now. They will kill us and get revenge because we fought them with American support. Today this government is not able to protect or support us."
But Sahwa fighters themselves now face the ire of fellow Sunnis as resentment builds towards the Shi'ite-led government that came to power following Saddam Hussein's overthrow in 2003.
"We will kill them in a brutal way and throw their corpses to the dogs," read a recent statement posted on the Internet and signed by al Qaeda's local affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq.
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So naturally, the threat becomes only compounded when Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Hezbollah in Lebanon work together in one unified strategy.
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