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Maliki, Sadr reach alliance deal

Followers of anti-American Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr are nearing a deal with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki to form coalitions in Iraq's provinces following last month's election, officials said. Where the Sadrists and allies of the in

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Iraq agrees to truce with Sadr militia

Iraq's government on Saturday agreed to a truce with the movement of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr to halt weeks of fighting in eastern Baghdad between Shi'ite militia and security forces, officials said. The truce could end violence that

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Sadr threatens 'open war' on Iraq govt

Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr has threatened an "open war" against the Iraqi government unless it halted a crackdown by Iraqi and US security forces on his followers. The spectre of a full-scale uprising by Sadr sharply raises the stakes

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Heavy fighting as Iraqi forces advance in Basra

Heavy fighting broke out in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday, where government forces seized a neighbourhood known as a stronghold of fighters loyal to anti-US Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr. The sound of heavy gunfire and expl

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Battles kill 13 in Sadr City, blockade eased

US and Iraqi forces killed at least 13 fighters in clashes and air strikes overnight in Baghdad's Sadr City, but eased a blockade on Saturday that had trapped residents in the battle zone slum for two weeks. Gunfire was still audible and s

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Battles kill 13 in Sadr City, blockade eased

US and Iraqi forces killed at least 13 fighters in clashes and air strikes overnight in Baghdad's Sadr City, but eased a blockade on Saturday that had trapped residents in the battle zone slum for two weeks. Gunfire was still audible and s

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Curfew in Najaf as Sadr aide shot dead

Iraqi police has imposed a curfew to prevent an outbreak of violence in the southern Shi'ite holy city of Najaf, after a senior aide to anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr was shot dead on Friday. Police set up road blocks and drove throu

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Curfew in Najaf as Sadr aide shot dead

Iraqi police has imposed a curfew to prevent an outbreak of violence in the southern Shi'ite holy city of Najaf, after a senior aide to anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr was shot dead on Friday. Police set up road blocks and drove throu

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12 killed in US air strikes in Basra

Air strikes on a Baghdad militia stronghold and in the southern Iraqi city of Basra killed 12 gunmen overnight, US and British military said on Friday. US soldiers operating a drone plane over the eastern Baghdad Shi'ite slum of Sadr City

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Iraqi leaders call for militias to disband

Iraq's political leadership has called on all parties to disband their militias before provincial elections this year, an apparent attempt to isolate the populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. The political council of national security,

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