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Sadr rallies Shiites against U.S. presence.

By ThinkProgress on March 16, 2007 at 6:51 pm

"Sadr rallies Shiites against U.S. presence."

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“After weeks of cooperation with a new security plan, radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr decried U.S. forces as occupiers Friday and called on his followers to ‘shout “No, No America!”‘ in a sign of resurgent anger and opposition. Thousands of Shiites flooded from the mosque where al-Sadr’s statement was read by a preacher at Friday prayers, spilling into the streets of the Sadr City slum to protest the two-week-old American military presence there.”

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