Democracy On The March Update: “Iraq gunmen kill at least 25 in attack on Sunni village,” from the BBC, April 3 (thanks to Mehmet):
Iraqi gunmen have killed 25 people believed to be linked to Sunni militias opposing al-Qaeda, police say.
Five women were among those killed, as the gunmen in army uniforms pulled the victims out of their houses in a village south of Baghdad on Saturday.
The victims were reported to have been tied up before being shot in the head.
Sunni militias turned against al-Qaeda and its militant allies two years ago in what was a key turning point in the campaign to quell the Iraqi insurgency….
Local resident Muhammad Mubarak described what happened as “a tragedy”.
“A group wearing National Guard uniforms and carrying night vision equipment stormed the homes of the victims and took them to their front gardens,” he said.
“Then they handcuffed them with plastic tape and shot them in the head with guns fitted with silencers.”…