Tuesday, August 29, 2006


The U.S.'s Sepoys? It's bound to happen.......

By Stewart M. Powell
Hearst Newspapers
Posted August 29 2006

WASHINGTON · An investigation is under way into an apparent mutiny by about 100 Iraqi soldiers who defied orders for their predominantly Shiite Muslim unit to move into Baghdad as part of a security crackdown in the Iraqi capital, the commander of U.S. military advisers said Monday.

Army Brig. Gen. Dana Pittard, commander of the U.S.-led Iraqi Assistance Group, said the disobedience by about 20 percent of an Iraqi combat battalion underscored the difficulty that U.S. military advisers face as they try to forge a cohesive national army from regionally recruited Iraqi troops with fierce sectarian loyalties.

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