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Rebel Cleric Accepts Truce Terms, Iraqi Conference Is Told

An Iraqi national conference was told today that the rebel cleric Moktada al-Sadr had accepted conditions proposed by an Iraqi delegation to end fierce fighting in the holy city of Najaf, including the withdrawal of his militia from one of Shiite Islam’s holiest shrines. Spokesmen for Mr. Sadr could not be immediately reached for comment, and it was unclear whether the announcement signaled an end to the fighting between Mr. Sadr’s militias and the American forces in the city, or if Mr. Sadr’s intentions to end the standoff would be carried out. Full Story

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