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Iraq's Sadr Says Ready to Die for Anti-U.S. Drive

Shi’ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, wanted by U.S.-led forces in Iraq, said Tuesday he was willing to die for his campaign to end their occupation. But the radical preacher also appeared to leave the door open to negotiation, saying his only demand was to keep foreign troops out of the holy city of Najaf, where he himself is based. “I am ready to sacrifice (myself) and I call on the people not to allow my death to cause the collapse of the fight for freedom and an end to the occupation,” Sadr told Lebanon’s al-Manar television, run by the Shi’ite Hizbollah group. Full Story

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