McGeary, Johanna; Allbritton, Christopher; Bennett, Brian; Ghosh, Aparisim; MacLeod, Scott; Thompson, Mark
August 2004
Time;8/23/2004, Vol. 164 Issue 8, p30
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.


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