Actual arms fire reported - and four dead - as the Shiite government arrests a leader of the Sunni Awakening movement. Other Awakening members complain of not getting paid by the Shiite government. Money quote:

It was unclear whether the allegations against al-Mashhadani were based on his purported activities before the Sunni revolt against al-Qaida, during which thousands of Sunnis switched sides.

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