CAIRO Ñ The United States will not abandon Iraq despite the intensifying
Sunni insurgency war, a think tank here has concluded.
The Cairo-based Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies
has projected that the United States will not be signficantly affected by
Sunni attacks. The center said in a study that despite U.S. casualties the
war remains limited to the Sunni Triangle and has not affected the Shi'ite
majority or the Kurds in the north.
The study appears to contrast with warnings from Arab analysts that the
U.S. military will be unable to confront insurgents in Iraq, Middle East Newsline reported. The Sunni
insurgency is said to be comprised of supporters of the deposed regime of
Saddam Hussein, Al Qaida operatives and volunteers from Arab states.
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Al Ahram said most of the insurgency comprises Saddam supporters as well
as Arab volunteers. The Arab volunteers have been unable to leave the
country and instead have chosen to fight the U.S. military, the report said.
The study said the U.S. military could see an increase in casualties.
But this would not be enough to force the coalition out of Iraq.
Moreover, the study said, the insurgency war would not expand outside of
the Sunni Triangle. Al Ahram said it did not envision the insurgency
turning into a nationwide movement.
One reason cited is that few Iraqis outside of Saddam's strongholds
to fight for the deposed president. Al Ahram said Saddam remains loathed
throughout the country.