Ozernoy, Ilana; Fang, Bay
August 2004
U.S. News & World Report;8/30/2004, Vol. 137 Issue 6, p24
Reports on the conflict between the Mahdi Army of militant cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and American troops in Najaf, Iraq, the heartland of the Shiite faith. Attempts by the interim government of Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and Iraq's experiment in democracy to resolve the situation; Concerns about the country's difficulties in weaning itself from the U.S. military; Highlights of the confrontation.


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