A Guns-for-Dollars Swap in a Militant Stronghold Misses Its Target

Kadham Jabar had a simple plan to satisfy his daughter’s curiosity about American dollars. It involved a woven white sack filled with two dozen rocket-propelled grenade cartridges. Mr. Jabar lugged the sack of weapons to a rundown stadium in the Habibiya section of the Sadr City district here on Thursday, the day before the scheduled end of a weapons-for-cash exchange intended to disarm the militiamen loyal to the Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr who patrol this sprawling, dusty, trash-strewn neighborhood in northeast Baghdad.Full Story

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