Iraqi tribes threaten to declare jihad in country

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 26 / Trend R.Hafizoglu /

Local tribes in Al-Anbar province threaten to declare Jihad against the government and the army, Al Arabiya channel reported on Saturday.

According to the channel, they demand punishment of those responsible for the deaths of protesters from the government.

Anti-government rallies have been held since beginning of this month in Iraq.

Clashes recently broke out between police and protesters after Friday prayers in Iraqi city of Fallujah, where Sunnis live compactly.

The clashes killed at least five people and about 60 people were injured.

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Tags: Iraq