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Iraqi Peace Mission Snubbed by Rebel Cleric Sadr

Radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday refused to meet an Iraqi peace delegation because of “American aggression” as U.S. troops pounded militia positions in Najaf near the country’s holiest Islamic sites. The failure to hold face-to-face talks raises the possibility of a U.S.-led offensive to crush Sadr’s Mehdi Army in the city, scene of 13 days of fierce fighting that has killed hundreds. Full Story

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