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Al-Sadr says militia will leave mosque

Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Wednesday his militia will leave the Imam Ali Mosque, after a threat by the government to “liberate” the holy site. In a letter from al-Sadr’s office in Baghdad, al-Sadr said he agreed to three demands made to him Tuesday night by a delegation from the conference — that he and his forces leave the mosque, disband the Mehdi Army and “enter into the mainstream political process.” Full Story

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