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Latest Muqtada Al-Sadr Items
A dozen terror suspects disguised in police uniforms broke out of an Iraqi jail Friday, prompting a manhunt across the nation's south for what officials called a dangerous group of top-ranking insurgents linked to al Qaeda.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. emphasized to Iraqi leaders Thursday that the United States wants nothing more than for Iraq to be a free and democratic country during a daylong visit that officials said would focus on the departure of American troops from the country.
Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Saturday his followers in Iraq were still resisting the U.S. "enemy" with all means, including force. But he tempered his fiery words by saying the new Iraqi government should be given a chance to get American troops out of the country in a "suitable" way.
Hundreds of raucous supporters celebrated the return of firebrand Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Thursday after his emergence from four years of exile in Iran, drawing a plea from him to show more discipline and restraint.
Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, a fierce opponent of the United States and head of Iraq's most feared militia, came home Wednesday after nearly four years in self-imposed exile in Iran, welcomed by hundreds of cheering supporters in a return that solidifies the rise of his movement.
Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led several Shi'ite uprisings against American forces in Iraq before going into exile in neighboring Iran almost four years ago, returned to Iraq Wednesday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki overcame last-minute bickering within his fragile coalition Monday and submitted a list of his new Cabinet, possibly clearing the final hurdle to seating a government more than nine months after national elections.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani formally renominated Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to his post Thursday, giving him 30 days to assemble a government.
Four deadly explosions rocked Iraq Monday as political leaders hustled to seal a power-sharing agreement in time for the convening of the country's Parliament.