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Sadr's Mehdi Army filled with young men eager to fight

The ranks of wanted Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr’s Mehdi Army militia are filled with young volunteers eager to fight the US-led occupation forces. Laying a hand on a pile of worn and dusty Korans in his wrecked office, Abu Fatima, a cleric, vowed to take the fight to the Americans after US tanks and gunships earlier Thursday punched holes in the militia’s Baghdad headquarters. “Every time they bomb us, we become stronger. People are rallying to join the Mehdi Army. Yesterday we even received women,” said Abu, a robust 29-year-old standing amid scattered and torn pictures of Sadr. Full Story

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