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  • Then the so-called Sunni Muslim triangle around Baghdad where millions of Iraqi live, peace is elusive for Iraqis and for U.S. troops who never expected to be here this long.

    CNN Transcript Oct 9, 2003

  • That is in the so-called Sunni Muslim triangle, Fallujah, Baghdad, Tikrit.

    CNN Transcript Sep 15, 2003

  • This kind of violence is commonplace in the so - called Sunni Muslim triangle.

    CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2003

  • For its part, the European legend, which even includes depictions of Saladin as a crypto-Christian knight, flies in the face of contemporary evidence that portrays him as the great orthodox Sunni Muslim champion.

    The Crusaders' Favorite Muslim

  • The climb also came despite additional turmoil in the Middle East, where protesters in Bahrain said security services opened fire on demonstrators as they marched toward the capital's Pearl roundabout, escalating the standoff between the country's Sunni Muslim rulers and its Shiite majority population.

    Stocks Close at 2½-Year High

  • Bahrain, like its neighbors, is ruled by a Sunni Muslim royal family.

    Death Toll Mounts in Gulf

  • Bahraini protesters said security services opened fire on demonstrators Friday evening as they marched toward the capital's Pearl roundabout, dramatically escalating the standoff between the country's Sunni Muslim rulers and its Shiite majority population.

    Bahrain Protests Continue

  • His Sunni Muslim ruling family has conceded modest political reform to this tiny country's Shiite majority, including direct elections for a lower house of parliament.

    Bahrain Family Finds Difficulty Staying on the Middle Path

  • Syria, a majority Sunni Muslim nation of 20 million people, is dominated by Assad's minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam.

    Syria's Assad warns of 'earthquake' if west intervenes

  • Navy's Fifth Fleet — Sunni Muslim rulers have long faced a restive Shiite population that alleges economic and political discrimination.

    Bahrain Police Storm Protests

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