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Iraq's Sadr launches unarmed wing

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has announced the creation of a cultural wing of his organisation, known for its Mehdi Army militia. In a statement read at Friday prayers, he said only a “resistance” group was to remain armed, AP reported. A spokesman told Western media Mr Sadr’s militias would disarm if the US set and followed a timetable for withdrawing its troops from Iraq. The US and Iraq are negotiating the terms of a future US troop presence. Full Story

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