TITLE

SHOWDOWN WITH THE REBEL

AUTHOR(S)
McGeary, Johanna; Allbritton, Christopher; Bennett, Brian; Ghosh, Aparisim; MacLeod, Scott; Thompson, Mark
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Time;8/23/2004, Vol. 164 Issue 8, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the fighting in Najaf, Iraq, between U.S. forces and Shiite militiamen for control of the holy city. Determination of Shiite leader, cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to remain in the Najaf shrine; Details of the battle in the city's cemetery; Breakdown of negotiations; Risks for both sides; Challenges of the uprising to Iraq's interim government; Intent of al-Sadr on undermining the new Iraqi regime; Background on al-Sadr, whose rise has been one of the most unexpected consequences of the U.S. invasion; Outlook for national reconciliation.
ACCESSION #
14137057

 

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