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Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad Green Zone riots

At least four people were killed and 90 injured among anti-corruption protesters who stormed Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Friday, hospital sources said on Saturday. Iraqi security forces used live and rubber bulle

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Iraq's Sadr may extend sit-in to demand reforms

Powerful Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim leader Moqtada al-Sadr may extend a sit-in protest that his followers are holding in Baghdad to demand a government overhaul to fight corruption, local television said on Saturday. "The sit-i

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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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