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Shi’ite militia, insurgents clash in Baghdad

Shi’ite militiamen clashed with gunmen in southern Baghdad on Friday, leaving Iraqi security forces who are trying to enforce a curfew helpless to stop them, police sources said. They said the clashes were between unidentified gunmen, possibly minority Sunnis, and members of the Mehdi Army militia loyal to firebrand Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who called on his followers on Friday not to attack Sunnis or their mosques. Full Story

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