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Rebel Iraqi Cleric Is Told to Give Up or Face Attack

As American forces pressed new attacks on guerrillas loyal to Moktada al-Sadr, the interim Iraqi government ordered Mr. Sadr to surrender immediately or face an attack on his headquarters at the shrine of Imam Ali. In an overnight assault, marines attacked a building in the inner ring of Najaf’s Old City, less than 400 yards west of the shrine. The assault was the first time that American forces had tried to take and hold ground inside the inner ring, instead of simply attacking and leaving.Full Story

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