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Sadr bids to rein in militia as Iraq violence rages

Radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has ordered his militia not to take part in the wave of sectarian bloodshed sweeping Iraq, as the head of the British army called for his troops to be brought home. The Shiite firebrand issued the order amid what a US spokesman called a “tremendous spike” in killings in the holy month of Ramadan, warning that the surge in violence “will still get worse before it gets better.” Full Story

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