Iraq's Mysterious Vigilante Killers

Robinson, Simon; Fattah, Hassan; Jasim, Meitham
May 2004
Time;5/10/2004, Vol. 163 Issue 19, p49
Looks at Iraq's vigilante killers. The Mahdi Army, a band of militants loyal to the firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr; Outright confrontation with al-Sadr's forces inside Najaf, the holiest city for Iraq's Shiites, the U.S. is seeking to avoid; Little widespread support the cleric has among mainstream Shiites.


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