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Iraqi cleric Sadr’s bloc to quit govt – officials

The political movement of fiery Iraqi Shi’ite cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr said on Sunday it would pull out from the government on Monday to press its demand for a timetable for a U.S. troop withdrawal. Officials from the movement, which holds six ministries and a quarter of the parliamentary seats in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s Shi’ite Alliance, said the formal announcement would be made on Monday at a news conference. Full Story

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