ABC and CBS both followed up with updates on the sectarian violence in Iraq. CBS' Elizabeth Palmer gave us the overview of "deeply divided" Baghdad. Ethnic cleansing is driving Sunnis to western neighborhoods, Shiites to the east of the Tigris River. There are "true front line" neighborhoods, with nightly mortar fire exchanged between militias in Kadimiyah and Adhamiyah. And there is even a division of tactics: death squad executions in the west, high-impact bomb attacks in the east.
ABC's Dan Harris offered a specific case: a Shiite farmer survived a round-up, kidnapping and execution in the town of al-Hadf when his blood-spattered blindfold fooled his captors into believing he was one of the 28 left for dead in a marsh. His tribe "may have to take matters into their own hands," Harris warned. He called it "an unstoppable round of religion-fueled revenge."
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