Baghdad suicide bombing toll rises to 43
July 18, 2010
The dead were mostly members of an anti-al-Qaida security force known as Sahwa or Sons of Iraq lining up to receive their paychecks in the town of Radwaniya.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
The Sahwa fighters have played a key role in the reduction of violence in Iraq since they rose up against their al-Qaida allies in 2006, joining US and government forces in the fight against the terror group.