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Armed group reconciles with Iraqi gov''t

BAGHDAD, July 29 (KUNA) -- The US military said on Sunday that the 1920 Revolution Brigades have reconciled with the Iraqi government and the US military.
A statement issued by the US said the "Sunni group" had rejected the Iraqi government in the past, but had reconciled with both the government and coalition forces to eliminate Al-Qaeda.
The group is the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement in Iraq, formerly called the Iraqi National Islamic Resistance.
Moreover, the US statement said the Multi-National Force (MNF) was conducting a rescue mission operation yesterday for one of the Brigade's men kidnapped by Al-Qaeda when they also discovered a large stock of weapon caches in the hideout northwest of Baghdad.
The statement added MNF that forces raided a building were they found the kidnapped man tortured by Al-Qaeda for suspecting he was a spy for the brigades.(end) ahh.mb KUNA 291634 Jul 07NNNN