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Iraq Sadrists vow no return to streets despite bombs

The bloc of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is debating its next move after quitting Iraq’s government, but its militia will not take up arms even after a wave of bombings in Shi’ite areas in Baghdad, top Sadrists said. Senior Sadr official Abdul-Mehdi al-Muteyri told Reuters on Thursday there were growing demands from ordinary Shi’ites for the Mehdi Army militia to return to the streets in force, a day after car bombs killed 191 people. U.S. and Iraqi officials have blamed Sunni Islamist al Qaeda for the attacks. Full Story

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