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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:55 AM
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Najaf under Al Sadr militia siege
Baghdad: Supporters of firebrand cleric Moqtada Al Sadr controlled government, religious and security buildings in the holy city of Najaf early yesterday evening, a coalition source in southern Iraq said.

The source told CNN that Al Sadr's followers controlled the governor's office, police stations and the Imam Ali mosque, one of the holiest Shiite shrines, and Iraqi police were negotiating to regain their stations.

The source also said Al Sadr was bringing in followers into Najaf from Sadr City in Baghdad and that many members of his outlawed militia, Mehdi's Army, were from surrounding provinces.

Earlier, followers of Al Sadr fought pitched battles with foreign troops in the area and vowed to pursue an uprising that has claimed more than 130 lives in three days...
http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/Region2.asp?ArticleID...
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:57 AM
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1. Good morning JCMach1
There's an existing LBN thread on this topic. Please continue the discussion here:

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