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Peace move to end Najaf uprising

Iraq’s national conference has voted to send a team to Najaf to try to end a stand-off between US-led forces and supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr. Sporadic clashes were reported on Monday, as militiamen remained barricaded inside the Imam Ali shrine. A spokesman for Mr Sadr said he was ready to discuss any peace initiative. The 11-day uprising in Najaf has dominated debate at the national conference in Baghdad, which will elect an interim council. Full Story

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