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Sons of Iraq

NameSunni Awakening
Warthe Iraq War
LeadersSheik Abdul Sattar Buzaigh al-Rishawi (assassinated)
Sheikh Ali Hatem Ali Sulaiman
Sheikh Abdul-Jabbar Abu Risha
Sheikhs of Al-Bu Nimr
Sheiks of Al-Bu Issa
Strength51,900 estimated in January 2011|partof=
AlliesMultinational force in Iraq
Iraqi Army and police
OpponentsAl Qaeda in Iraq
BattlesIraq War

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The Sunni Awakening movement, also known as the Anbar Awakening or the Sons of Iraq program, are coalitions between tribal Sheikhs in a particular province in Iraq that unite to maintain security in their communities.

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