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Militia leader’s arrest sets up test for Iraq PM

The Shiite movement loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has threatened to hold demonstrations in Baghdad, in a new test to the authority of Iraq’s beleaguered government. Sadr’s party reacted with fury to the alleged arrest of one of its top officials, whom they said was seized overnight by US forces, and vowed Tuesday to stage protests in volatile west Baghdad, the scene of recent sectarian violence. Full Story

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