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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Saudis now fighting in Anbar?

I see this report that four Saudi citizens were killed fighting government forces in Anbar province. I remember lots of articles about Saudi support for Sunni insurgents, but I can’t remember Saudi citizens being killed before. As for Iraq, I asked Joel Wing what up, and he responded that there is a new wave of ...

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I see this report that four Saudi citizens were killed fighting government forces in Anbar province. I remember lots of articles about Saudi support for Sunni insurgents, but I can't remember Saudi citizens being killed before.

As for Iraq, I asked Joel Wing what up, and he responded that there is a new wave of foreign fighters there.

I can't imagine what it must be like to be a Sahwa leader living in Samarra nowadays. Their numbers are decreasing.

I see this report that four Saudi citizens were killed fighting government forces in Anbar province. I remember lots of articles about Saudi support for Sunni insurgents, but I can’t remember Saudi citizens being killed before.

As for Iraq, I asked Joel Wing what up, and he responded that there is a new wave of foreign fighters there.

I can’t imagine what it must be like to be a Sahwa leader living in Samarra nowadays. Their numbers are decreasing.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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